Scheme would be part of city’s planned digital district

Enterprise city campus

Allied London has revealed plans for a new concept building at Enterprise City, Manchester’s digital district which was launched last year.

The developer revealed initial designs by architect Child Graddon Lewis (CGL) at the Mipim property show in Cannes this week.

Michael Ingall, Allied’s chief executive, said the concept building – referred to as Enterprise City campus – was a 500,000 ft² integrated series of buildings that could be a new tech and media campus for Manchester.

“The building, if developed, would be an extension of Enterprise City, placed adjacent to the new Factory arts centre, and replacing part of the Trinity Islands development.”

The £110m Factory arts centre, which has been  designed by Rem Koolhaas’s OMA, was given the green light last year. Allied is developing it in tandem with the city council with the main contractor on the job Laing O’Rourke.

A 67-storey residential tower, also designed by CGL and developed by Allied London, was given planning last summer. It will include 1,400 homes.