Planning submitted for phase one of Kampus
Designed by architects, Mecanoo and shedkm, the proposed scheme will see the long awaited redevelopment of Aytoun Street.
Joint venture partners, Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments have submitted planning for the first phase of KAMPUS – the £200 million mixed use scheme on Aytoun Street in Manchester city centre.
Centred around a wild botanical garden, phase 1 of KAMPUS will comprise 478 PRS units, 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space on the ground and mezzanine floors beneath two 12-16 storey new buildings.
It will also include a comprehensive refurbishment of the existing 1960s former Aytoun Tower with a roof village of timber Dutch townhouses.
Adam Higgins of Capital & Centric comments: “We have worked closely with Manchester city council and importantly, the local community to create this exciting scheme, which will rejuvenate this area of our city that has been neglected for too long. The ‘secret garden’ concept is pivotal to our vision and by injecting our unique design ideas, KAMPUS will attract quirky, independent leisure operators and create a vibrant new bohemian destination for the city.”
The joint venture partners acquired the 2.3 acre site from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014. Planning for the second part of the scheme, which includes the conversion of the two listed Minshull and Minto & Turner mill buildings is due to be submitted this summer.
Deloitte is advising on the planning process and demolition works are due to start on site this AutumnCentric Property Group and Capital Properties.
Joint agents CBRE and LSH have been appointed to sell the business units.