Gary Neville’s radical plans for a new Manchester city centre skyscraper and public plaza went on show to the public earlier this week.
Members of the public were given the chance on Monday and Tuesday to catch a 3D glimpse of what the development could look like.
The plans have not yet been submitted to the council and proposes a 31 storey luxury hotel built on Jackson’s Row off Deansgate, alongside a second 21 storey office block.
The proposed buildings would sit in the brand new St Michael’s quarter of the city, including a new two tier public space, joined by a huge staircase, and a replacement for the Manchester United Reform Synagogue, which would be demolished.
The historic Sir Ralph Abercromby pub is also set to be demolished if the proposals are approved, which is a move that has sparked opposition from much of the Manchester public.
Also set to be demolished would be the vacant former Bootle Street police station, with the developers arguing that Jackson’s Row is an ‘under used and dilapidated’ part of the city centre.
The plans are part of a joint venture between Manchester Council and Gary Neville, backed by investment from Singapore and China and in total they would see 153 new luxury apartments built, along with bars, shops, restaurants, office space and a five star hotel around the plaza.
The plans went on show from 3.30pm to 5.30pm at the Manchester United Reform Synagogue on Jackson’s Row and included a full 3D model of the development and the surrounding area. The same exhibition was open the next day from 11.30am to 3pm.
Both exhibitions are aimed at collecting the public’s views on the multi-million pound plans – but if you miss them, they are also available online to view at st-michaels.com .