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  • 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.

  • Former Urban Splash development director Tom Fenton has joined Capital & Centric, to grow the developer’s residential offering.

    Fenton will lead on the evolution of Capital & Centric’s modular homes concept, Nowhaus, as well as the company’s wider residential ambitions. In partnership with Henry Boot Developments, this includes 480 apartments for the private rented sector at Kampus, Manchester.

    Fenton delivered more than 1,000 new homes during thirteen years of development at Urban Splash, and more recently has spent three years focusing on regeneration and placemaking in deprived areas for Sheffield Housing Company.

    Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “Capital & Centric is currently working on a portfolio of nearly 2,000 PRS and private sale residential units, so bringing in someone of Tom’s experience gives us a great platform to deliver these.”

    Fenton added: “I’m excited to be joining Capital & Centric at such an important time in its evolution and to have the opportunity to work in such a creative environment that has already delivered so much in a relatively short space of time. With the continuing shortage of good quality and architecturally led housing solutions still being provided by the mainstream market, we feel this is exactly the right time to be bringing the Capital & Centric approach to this sector.”

  • A mural covering more than 8,000 sq ft of the former Littlewoods building on Edge Lane, Liverpool, has been completed, celebrating the city’s creative and digital industries.

    Liverpool City Council, the Homes & Communities Agency, and developer Capital & Centric are currently working in partnership to deliver the £30m Littlewoods Studios project, which will see the conversion of the existing buildings and the construction of sound stages for occupiers from the film and TV sector, creating a campus of up to 300,000 sq ft on completion.

    A £4m conversion of the 20,000 sq ft Bunker Building has already taken place at the site.

    The mural was painted by street artist Replete and Liverpool-based Beta, and was commissioned by Get It Right, a campaign to increase awareness of the value of the UK’s creative industries. Littlewoods is the fourth piece in the nationwide project, which has produced street art on walls totalling a combined 15,500 sq ft.

    The graffiti pays homage to the film and television industry, with references to the special effects capabilities of the city. Liverpool’s heritage in gaming is also included, with a nod to the cult game Wipeout, created by Liverpool-based studios Psygnosis.

    Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “So much of what we do as a business revolves around UK creativity. This artwork encourages young people consider the importance of supporting the films, music, games, books and sports that we all love.

    “The subject of illegal downloading creates a polarised view amongst young people, but this artwork asks them to make a choice; do they support the UK’s creative industries or not? Purchasing from legitimate sources helps new artists and ideas that we all benefit from, that’s the point we want to make.”

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