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Green light for Manchester’s tallest building

Owen Street towers  Manchester CGI

The green light has been given to build Manchester’s tallest building measuring just over 200m in height.

The 64-storey Owen Street skyscraper will contain 496 apartments and will be taller than its neighbouring 48-floor Beetham Tower.

Consultant WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff in Manchester has provided the building services engineering for client Renaker on the new skyscraper.

The apartment block, alongside three smaller buildings, will be built in Owen Street, near Deansgate railway station, on land previously used as a car park.

The scheme, by architect Simpson Haugh and Partners, also includes basement car parking and a cinema. The four main towers will range between 37 and 64 storeys, and include 1,508 apartments in total, with a further three-storey building housing a tennis court, swimming pool and retail units.

“Planning approval for the Owen Street towers is a real sign of confidence in Manchester’s property market, and we’re excited to be working as part of the design team on what will be an iconic scheme for the city,” said WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff director Ian Standring. “We look forward to continuing to play a key role in the city’s dynamically changing skyline.”

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