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Introducing proposals for a new residential development at Addington Street, New Cross

FEC (Far East Consortium International Ltd) is bringing forward proposals for a residential development of 80 high quality new homes, located on a site at Addington Street in the New Cross area of Manchester.

Ahead of submitting a planning application to Manchester City Council, FEC wants to introduce these draft proposals to the local community and ask for feedback on the design of the scheme.

About FEC

FEC is a leading property company which specialises in property development, hospitality and commercial ventures across mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange since 1972, the company brings over forty years’ experience operating in Asia Pacific region.

FEC has brought its expertise to the UK to create vibrant places for people to live, work and play, and opened its UK head office in London in 2011 and a regional office in Manchester in 2016. FEC has several mixed-use and residential developments in the pipeline including Alpha Square in Canary Wharf, Hornsey Town Hall in Crouch End, MeadowSide in Manchester and will play a key role in the regeneration of Manchester’s Northern Gateway as Manchester City Council’s Joint Venture Partner.

Site location

The site is 0.12 hectares in size and is bounded by Addington Street, Cross Keys Street, Marshall Street and Chadderton Street. It is currently used as a surface car park, with an electricity substation and digital advertising installation also on the site.

Located in the New Cross area of the city, the site is covered by the New Cross Neighbourhood Development Framework and Public Realm Strategy.

The site is ideally located for access into the city centre on foot or by bike and is close to public transport at Victoria Station and Shudehill Interchange.

Aerial view showing the Addington Street site.

Aerial view showing the Addington Street site.

The below images show photographs looking towards the Addington Street site from viewpoints identified in the image above.

The proposed design

This design-led scheme, by Hawkins\Brown Architects, aims to create a high-quality environment for people to make the most of urban living.

The design has been informed by the following key principles:

  • Create active streets with residential entrances.

  • Provide good quality private and shared external amenity.

  • Develop a proposal that positively contributes to the neighbourhood.

  • Provide distinctive homes within the city.

The proposed development will provide high-quality townhouses and apartments that look to complement and enhance the character of the surrounding area. The scheme is aimed at owner occupiers and includes ground floor three-bed town houses to create active street frontages. The scheme also provides rooftop apartments which will benefit from private, south facing stepped terraces.

A total of 80 new homes are proposed, including nine three-bed townhouses, 48 two-bed apartments and 23 one-bed apartments. A secure cycle storage space is provided for each new home. The mix and size of the new homes fully accords with the Manchester Residential Quality Guidance.

View of the proposed development from Cross Keys Street.

View of the proposed development from Cross Keys Street.

Close up view of courtyard.

Close up view of courtyard.

With red brick as the predominant material, the building steps down from nine storeys at one side of the site to six storeys at the other, which creates a striking form and shows sensitivity to surrounding buildings that contributes positively to the New Cross area. The stepped design allows for the inclusion of the attractive rooftop gardens and positively responds to the “tilted bowl” concept required by the New Cross Neighbourhood Development Framework.

Addington Street elevation.

Addington Street elevation.

View of stepped roof terraces.

View of stepped roof terraces.

There is also a strong focus on high-quality shared spaces within the scheme. The proposal includes a double height residents’ lounge, along with a centrepiece shared courtyard garden, complete with planting and seating to encourage residents to socialise and relax.

The scheme will also include upgrades and improvements to the pavements immediately surrounding the building, creating active streets with residential entrances.                                                                       

Overhead view of proposed landscape plan.

Overhead view of proposed landscape plan.

Have your say

Before submitting a planning application, we would like to invite site neighbours, local residents and businesses to provide us with any comments, questions or suggestions they have about these draft proposals.

To provide your feedback, please complete our online feedback form.

If you would like to get in touch to ask a question or request a meeting, please feel free to contact FEC’s consultation team on:


Phone: 08081 699 993 

The deadline for feedback is Monday 24 June 2019.