Multi-million pound Piccadilly Basin scheme tabled

The latest scheme in a multi-million pound bid to revitalise the Piccadilly Basin area of Manchester has been submitted to city council planners.

Belgravia Living Group has tabled a proposal for a Eider House – a residential build-to-rent project, providing 127 homes, a mix of townhouses and apartments in two linked buildings eight and 10 storeys high – and a multi-storey car park.

View wouth towards Eider House from Ducie Street

This is in addition to Belgravia’s similar Burlington House scheme which currently on site on Tarrif Street.

The Eider House site is a 0.8-acre development plot within the Piccadilly Basin Strategic Regeneration Framework.

It is bounded to the south by Ducie Street, Peak Street to the east and Rochdale Canal towpath to the north.

The design and access statement from Yorkshire-based architect practice Cartwright and Pickard said there is a desire to create  public realm strategy to complement the Dakota hotel proposal sited directly adjacent to the Eider House plot.

“The joined up approach to a public realm strategy will help create a sense of place to Piccadilly Basin,” it said.

“Piccadilly Basin’s waterside location already provides a tranquil setting for people to Live and work, which further proposals can build upon.

“The newly refurbished Rochdale Canal converges at the hub of Piccadilly Basin and connects Piccadilly Basin to the Ancoats Conservation Area and communities in the north.

“The picturesque marina sits central to Piccadilly Basin surrounded by historic and contemporary residential buildings providing a unique sense of place.

“There is a substantial opportunity to enhance the use of the existing canal structure and marina which is currently uninviting with limited opportunity for the public to enjoy, by providing meaningful landscaped areas and walkways to be used and enjoyed by the existing and new communities proposed in Piccadilly Basin and surrounding neighbourhoods.”

If approved the construction operations for the development will be undertaken by Belgravia Living (Construction), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Belgravia Living Group.

It is intended that future phases of Belgravia Living developments as part of Piccadilly Basin will be developed through the subsidiary.

The Eider House scheme is one of 13 being undertaken by Belgravia in Piccadilly Basin.