NOMA district proposals feature 41-storey centrepiece

Hong Kong developer Far East Consortium International has submitted plans for a four-block residential development in central Manchester that includes a centrepiece 41-storey tower.

The scheme, designed by 5plus Architects, which was unveiled at the Mipim property conference in Cannes in March, would deliver 754 homes in blocks split across four plots bordering Angel Meadow Park, to the north of Manchester city centre.

Its tallest element features winter gardens located at seven-level intervals, dividing the tower into “glazed stacked boxes”. It will also feature ground-floor retail and leisure space, and an “elevated park” that links directly to Angel Meadow.

The 5plus proposals also include 22 and 17-storey blocks on Aspin Street and a part-nine, part-12 storey block on Old Mount Street.

FEC has previously said work could begin on site by the end of the year with the first homes complete in 2019

Landscape architect for the project is Planit-IE.