Go-ahead given for Hodder+Partners’ £19m mixed-use scheme on Rochdale Road

posted: 20/10/17

A £19 million mixed-use scheme designed by Hodder+Partners has been approved by Manchester City Council.

The 25 Rochdale Road site is currently home to Realty Estates but the developer will demolish its current office and replace it with a modern high quality architectural building, part 15-storeys and part 8-storeys high.

Designed by Hodder+Partners, with Deloitte Real Estates as planning advisors, the scheme will bring 100 one and two-bedroom apartments and commercial space to the north east edge of Manchester city centre.

Associate Director at Hodder+Partners Matt Dawson believes the designs knit together the NOMA masterplan and New Cross Development and will act as a vehicle to induce further investment in an area that has been greatly underused.

He said: “We’re delighted that planning has been granted to develop 25 Rochdale Road.

“It’s a fantastic site located on a pivotal area between several strategically masterplanned zones while also being situated along an important arterial route close to a major gateway into the city centre.”

He added: “As well as delivering quality, purpose-built residential accommodation, close to the city centre, our design aims to stitch together a variety of building heights in the immediate vicinity as well as add to the recent high-quality architecture in the area.

“25 Rochdale Road is also a project that we have greatly enjoyed working with Realty Estates on.

“It will essentially increase the provision of high-quality residential accommodation in the area, while contributing economic growth in not just the immediate vicinity, but in the city as a whole.”

Pete Gleave, Assistant Director at Deloitte Real Estate, said: “We are delighted that the redevelopment of 25 Rochdale Road has achieved the green light at Planning Committee. This development will help contribute to the major regeneration of the Northern Gateway area in Manchester which is expected to see dramatic changes over the coming years. The inclusion of open market properties will also help to improve the local housing market.”

The approved plans, which also include secure indoor cycle spaces for 100 bikes and 18 car parking spaces, come as Hodder+Partners celebrates its 25th anniversary year.