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Mancunian Way Tower Wins Approval

A planned 125 metre tall tower in Manchester has today been approved by the planning committee of the local council with a unanimous vote.

The project, which stands on a dilapidated site off Mancunian Way, consists of four individual buildings that range from a six-storey affair with roof top gardens to a 14 storey section and the main 42 storey tower that overhangs the second six storey block.

Designed by Ian Simpson Architects, there are expected to be similarities with a previous tower the practise did in Manchester for Beetham on Deansgate. This should be particularly prominent on River Street where the coloured glazing is to be arranged randomly in a similar way to its taller cousin. The tower will be clad in glazing with a colour layer and again like Beetham aluminium fins are featured.

With the project now approved the site will have to be cleared - a job that is set to take about three months. Following this, the construction of the scheme is expected to take two and a half years beginning sooner than later.

The project is being developed by Chelmer Developments who have signed up Hamilton Hotel Partners to manage the 600 serviced apartments it will contain.
River Street Tower, Manchester
River Street Tower, Manchester