Mulbury submits plans for £26m Castlefield apartments

Developer Mulbury has submitted plans to build a luxury apartment scheme on the site of the derelict Excelsior Mill in Manchester’s Castlefield.

The £26m scheme will see the site of the former printing and book binding works in Hulme Hall Road transformed into an eight-storey development comprising 108 apartments.

The brownfield site has been vacant since the building partially collapsed in July 2015 and had to be demolished. The one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be marketed for private sale. Some of the apartments have balconies and access to a communal roof garden. A basement car park will provide on-site parking.

James Alderson, head of the company’s city centre residential division, Mulbury City, said: “This is an important scheme for Castlefield because it fills in a vacant plot along the canal.

“It also brings back an active frontage to the canal towpath with its double-height entrance. We’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback so far on the design of the scheme.”

The scheme lies just outside the Castlefield conservation area. Mulbury held a public consultation on the proposed scheme on 8 March and has also consulted with Manchester City Council, Places Matter!, the Bridgewater Canal Company and local councillor Nigel Murphy during the planning process.

Deloitte Real Estate provided planning advice to Mulbury.

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