Hydrock's specialist reports support high-rise development in Manchester

Victoria House CGI in Manchester

13th December, 2018

Acting for planning consultants, Turley, on behalf of Forshaw Land and Property Group, Hydrock’s multi-disciplinary team in Manchester has delivered a number of specialist studies to support the proposed development of Victoria House, a 23-storey, 158-apartment building.

The site is located between Chapeltown, Longacre Street and Adair Street on Great Ancoats Street. Replacing outdated industrial buildings, Victoria House will deliver a single 23-storey building with an initial 2-storey base to provide ground floor retail units with active frontages. In total, the proposal is for approximately 158, one, two and three bedroom homes that will contribute to the demand for well-located city centre apartments.

Hydrock has delivered a range of environmental statement chapters and technical appendices to inform the design and the planning submission. These have detailed the ground conditions, assessed air quality and acoustics, and reported on wind and microclimate assessments. In addition, we are delivering fire engineering services from concept to detailed design.

The scheme, designed by architects, SimpsonHaugh and Partners, will also provide outdoor roof space and will make a positive contribution to the wider regeneration of the area. 

Forshaw Land and Property Group specialise in high quality residential real estate in prime city centre locations, creating beautifully styled, furnished and finished apartments that balance convenience and comfort.

Image courtesy of Forshaw Developments Ltd, SimpsonHaugh Architects and Ambiente.