Far East Consortium progresses proposals for 1,500 homes at Red Bank

Manchester City Council’s development partner has launched a consultation on the current 4,000 home Red Bank masterplan.

By Emma Davidson | 2 December 2022

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Following Far East Consortium’s proposed plans for 4,000 homes at Red Bank, it has now fleshed out the original idea to redevelop three plots along Dantzic Street with an additional 1,500 homes.

As the development partner of Manchester City Council, the £4bn Victoria North regeneration project aims to submit an application for approximately 4,000 homes at Red Bank next year. 

Now, a separate planning application for 1,500 homes across 34 storey buildings being designed by Hawkins\Brown and Maccreanor Lavington is expected at the same time, meaning that the 37-acre area would feature 5,500 homes.

Of these, 4,000 would be delivered on land controlled by the Council and FEC, and doesn’t include the 634-home Victoria riverside development, which is already under construction. 

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Red Bank is being guided under the ‘wild urbanism’ concept from FEC, which ‘refers to a vision of blending and connecting the built environment with the urban nature of the River Irk Valley’.

“We have been very busy over the last 12 months building on our vision for Red Bank and adding more detail to our plans,” said Hilary Brett, project director at FEC, to Place North West

“We are excited to share some early imagery of the neighbourhood which shows the quality spaces we intend to create through our Wild Urbanism concept which will unlock the potential of the river.  

“We have also identified the next phases for delivery which have the potential to deliver more than 1,500 new homes. We encourage residents, local businesses and stakeholders to come along to speak to the team to find out more.”