Manchester City Council’s February planning committee saw yet another tranche of major projects get the green light, including the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, a £75m Nuffield Health, and a new city centre hotel.
The committee met on Thursday 4 February and approved schemes from the University of Manchester, Property Alliance Group, Nuffield Health and Urban Splash, following the recommendation of council planning officers.
- Nuffield Health will build a 130,000 sq ft private hospital and wellbeing centre, designed by Pozzoni, on Manchester Metropolitan University’s former Elizabeth Gaskell campus complex
- Property Alliance Group has planning consent for the redevelopment of 55 Portland Street, to create an 84,000 sq ft office, and a 183-bedroom Park Plaza hotel and casino, designed by Stephenson Studio
- The Rafael Vinoly-designed GEIC will be a 90,500 sq ft block on the University of Manchester’s North campus, dedicated to research into the practical applications of graphene and other 2D materials
- Urban Splash was granted planning permission for illuminated signage on its 30,000 sq ft warehouse-to-office conversion, Stubbs Mill, designed by Sixtwo