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Forshaw Group’s largest residential scheme to date

The proposed mixed-use residential development will be Forshaw Group’s largest residential scheme to date and will include 224 apartments, an aparthotel and coffee bar on a key gateway site into Manchester.

Forshaw Land & Property Group have submitted plans to Manchester City Council to transform a vacant brownfield site at Cornbrook into a high-quality, mixed-use residential scheme.

The Bolton based developers acquired the 1-acre site which is adjacent to VOX Manchester and the Cornbrook Metrolink, from waterside regeneration specialists Peel Waters who are master-planning the wider Manchester Waters site.

The proposed 24-storey development would consist of 224 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and five, two- three- and four-bedroom penthouse apartments with private terraces.

Spaces to play, socialise and connect

Spaces to play, socialise and connect with fellow neighbours have been thoughtfully designed into the scheme, with the inclusion of a games room, communal coworking spaces, private dining room, yoga studio and a residents’ gym.

Community building and socialising will be further enhanced by the ground floor retail spaces which will be used for further amenity space and an independent coffee bar, providing a convenient space and service for Manchester Waters residents, workers, commuters, and visitors on their way to-and-from the city.

Also included within the plans is a four-storey, 87 room apart-hotel. Located between Manchester City Centre and Old Trafford, the site offers a desirable location and further rooms to meet demand for Greater Manchester’s growing visitor economy.

CGIs of the proposed Forshaw Group-residential development at Cornbrook Manchester Waters

Leach Rhodes Walker have been instructed as the architects on the project and have taken design influence for the development from the historical industrial context of the site. The proposed creation of this high-quality gateway building will mark the arrival point into the City and Manchester Waters, whilst complementing the other new buildings close to the site.

much needed new homes along with a brand-new upmarket hotel

Lyndon Forshaw, Managing Director, Forshaw Group said: I’m really excited by our proposals for this hugely important gateway site that delivers on the ambitions of the Cornbrook Regeneration Framework.  The development will mark the entrance to Manchester city centre providing much needed new homes along with a brand-new upmarket hotel.  This will be our largest residential led scheme to date and deliver the first hotel of our new prestigious brand Vivere Aparthotels”.

The proposed Forshaw development will form part of a wider Manchester Waters masterplan to regenerate the brownfield site and bring much needed quality homes and amenities to the area.

a sustainable and inclusive mixed-use community

James Whittaker, Executive Director, Peel Waters added: “We’re really pleased to be working in partnership with Forshaw Group to bring forward an opportunity to create needed high-quality housing, places to stay and amenity space to the area.

“The proposed plans by Forshaw Group complement our vision for the wider Manchester Waters neighbourhood which will transform the site into a sustainable, mixed-use community, which will offer a range of inclusive living options in one of the most desirable locations in Greater Manchester.”

Manchester Waters is part of Peel Waters, a UK wide portfolio of vibrant and innovative, waterfront developments, delivering large-scale, sustainable regeneration projects, creating jobs, economic growth, new homes and new public realm across the country.