Office and hotel scheme submitted as part of £1bn Mayfield Masterplan

The proposed development

Manchester-based Logik Developments has submitted a planning application to Manchester City Council for a commercial scheme that will form part of the £1bn Mayfield Masterplan.

The plans will see the developer transform the land on Baring Street – next to the Mayfield Park – to create around 215,000 sq ft of commercial office space and a 170,000 sq ft hotel with plans to start on site in the second quarter of 2021, subject to planning approval.

The proposed scheme will become part of the £1bn Mayfield Masterplan launched by U+I which aims to create 1,500 new homes, office space and an improved public realm across a 24-acre site in Manchester.

Neil Spencer, Logik Developments managing director, described the development as “in keeping with the Mayfield history”.

He said: “The Mayfield story has been widely incorporated into this project encompassing the River Medlock, Mancunian Way and the abandoned Mayfield train station.

“The building nods to the industrial feel of the masterplan and this has been integral to the focus and development of this project.”

The office accommodation spans 12 storeys. OBI has been appointed to market the scheme.

OBI founder, Will Lewis, said: “The scheme will appeal to a range of occupiers and there will be a great deal of interest in the commercial space at Baring Street.

“This is an exciting new neighbourhood and its great news to see the scheme moving forward.”

Tim Groom Architects is leading the project design.

RECOM Solutions has been appointed as project managers, with Hoare Lea providing M&E consultancy and Roscoe advising on civil and structural design.
Deloitte is the planning consultant for the scheme.

Neil Spencer said: “The scheme that is moving into planning, depicts the appetite for development, in which will be, one of Manchester’s most sought-after locations.

“The building is in keeping with Mayfield masterplan encompassing of Mayfield’s history and in keeping with the SRF. This is a fantastic and exciting scheme to be involved in.”

The scheme is adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly railway station with the Mancunian Way also nearby.

Detailed discussions are currently ongoing regarding the hotel element of the scheme and Logik is having exclusivity talks with a new operator entering the UK market.

Logik Developments currently has another scheme with planning secured and recently announced a joint venture partnership with High Street Group to deliver a residential development on Arundel Street in Castlefield.

The scheme comprises a residential block with 355 one-, two- and three-bed apartments, as well as commercial space.