Plans have been submitted for a huge commercial scheme that would see a hotel and office block built as part of the £1bn Mayfield masterplan.
Proposals submitted to Manchester Council by Logik Developments would mean land on Baring Street – close to Mayfield Park – transformed, with 215,000sq ft of commercial space and a 170,000st ft hotel built.
Work will start on site in quarter two 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, managing director of Logik Developments, 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, adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly station, spans 12 storeys.
According to Logik, detailed discussions are currently ongoing regarding the hotel element of the scheme and the firm is having exclusivity talks with a new operator entering the UK market.
Manchester-based 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.
OBI has been appointed to market the scheme.
Will Lewis, founder of OBI, which has been appointed to market the project, 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.
Tim Groom Architects is leading the project design.
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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.
Mr Spencer added: “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.”