Plans submitted for four-storey apartment scheme

The Kenyon Lane plans

Manchester developer Kayber Court Investments has submitted plans for a 27,500 sq ft residential scheme on Kenyon Lane in Moston, Manchester.

The four-storey block will provide 33 apartments, the majority of which will be two beds.

Kayber spokesman, Geoff Underhill, said: “This is an ideal site for affordable housing.

“The area is in need of additional high-quality stock and we aim to plug that gap.”

Mike Gore, from the Manchester studio of Liverpool-based architect Falconer Chester Hall, which designed the scheme, said: “We’ve picked up on the red brick vernacular of the neighbouring buildings and use strong fenestration to give a confident frontage on what is a prominent site on one of Moston’s main roads.

“It’s a well-mannered building that sits well on its plot.”

The site was originally the home of the Adelphi cinema before conversion to a bingo hall and then a DIY store called Deanway Hardware.

The building, which is in poor repair, will be demolished to make way for the new scheme, which will boast a large, landscaped residents’ garden to the rear.

Should consent be granted, work is expected to begin on site in 2021.

Zerum is the planning consultant, with DEP (landscape), Vectos (transport) and RBA (acoustics) making up the core professional team.

Howard Gruber of Abacus Law, in Manchester, is solicitor for the developer.