The former BBC site in Manchester is to go in for planning in January to be developed into a 1.1 million sq ft mixed-use scheme

Joint venture property investment partners Bruntwood and Select Property are aiming to submit planning for the former BBC site in Manchester in January next year, following a series of public consultations.

The site named Circle Square will be comprised of over 1.1million sq ft of residential, commercial and public space.

The 617,848 sq ft residential space will be spread across four buildings and operated under Select’s Affinity Living brand, while the 390,000 sq ft of commercial space will be delivered by Bruntwood.

The ground floors of both the residential and commercial spaces will be house 82,000 sq ft of retail space

Bruntwood chief executive Chris Oglesby said: “Circle Square will evolve into a fully integrated residential and commercial neighbourhood, contributing to the city’s continued economic and cultural success at the heart of Corridor Manchester.

“It will be surrounded by leading centres of knowledge, art, music and innovation and will offer a compelling reason for existing talent to stay in Manchester, whilst attracting new talent to study, live, work and play here.”