Plans for Manchester’s tallest skyscraper put forward- with a planning application expected for next year

The huge new building would become the tallest in the city
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Plans to build the tallest skyscraper in Manchester have taken a positive step forward. The building’s plan has been put forward by property developer Salboy Group. 

If given the green light, the building would have the most floors of any building with residential use in the city. There would be 76-storeys in the building, which is 12 more than Manchester’s current tallest. 

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Construction of this building would see it surpass both the south tower at Deansgate Square which is 200 metres tall as well as the 169 metre-tall Beetham Tower. There would be 780 flats within the new skyscraper. 

Salboy have unveiled their plans for Viadux 2, which will be located between Deansgate-Castlefield train station and the Manchester Central Conference complex. Amongst the plans are 900 new homes including approximately 130 affordable homes. 

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According to the planners, Viadux Phase 2 “provides the opportunity to deliver new homes, including affordable properties, to add to the city centre’s housing offer.” A planning application is expected to be formally submitted next year. 

Salboy is calling on locals to give feedback to their plans. It is this information which they will use to shape the planning application. You can do this by visiting the Viadux 2 website. 

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Salboy added that, subject to planning approval, they hope to be on the site by the end of 2024. To find out more about the plans and to see more artist impressions of what the site could look like, visit the planners website. 

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