Kamani Property Group and Capital & Centric team up or £50m Ancoats scheme

Ancoats Works, Manchester
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Consultation has been launched to transform a former storage depot into a new scheme at Ancoats Works to include canalside apartments, town houses, gardens and a new café bar or store.

The £50m Ancoats Works development is the second collaboration between Manchester developers Kamani Property Group and Capital&Centric.

The teams have joined forces and launched a community consultation on the project, with the design retaining the iconic Ancoats Works frontage on Pollard Street; steel structures from the existing building as garden features; and restoring the unloved canalside with planting and a lush residents’ garden.

Old will meet new as part of the neighbourhood.

It’s planned to feature 193 homes including a mix of 1,2 and 3-bed apartments and townhouses, with the buildings designed to be a modern twist on the red-brick buildings that once dominated the industrial area, as well as development complementing the neighbouring Hope Mill.

Space for a new indie business – such as café bar or general store – is also included in the plans, creating a new hub for residents old and new.

People are encouraged to head over to the community consultation event on Monday 29 November from 3pm – 7pm at Hope Mill Theatre, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester, M4 7JA.

Adam Kamani, CEO at Kamani Property, said: “This is a really exciting development which will bring back to life an old and unloved site and create a new and vibrant community.

“We have a great opportunity to create a place people really want to live,  the plan is to enhance green space with the restoration of the canalside and inclusion of a lush residents’ garden.

“The site’s heritage is really important to us and, working with a great design team, we are bringing forward a scheme that retains a lot of that character.”

Adam Higgins, co-founder at Capital&Centric, said: “Over the years we’ve been investing in up-and-coming neighbourhoods and delivering creative projects that create real communities with character.

“Ancoats Works has loads of untapped potential and we’re looking forward to creating something special here – a design-led community that both incorporates and pays homage to the red-bricked industrial buildings of the past.

“It’s a top location and loads of thought has gone into creating new spaces – such as the stunning gardens along the canal and new café bar – where residents will be able to hang out and get to know each other.”

The collaboration follows the two companies joining up on plans for a site on Swan Street in the Northern Quarter, consented by Manchester City Council earlier this year.

A planning application for Ancoats Works is due to be submitted to Manchester City Council before Christmas.