Plans revealed for carbon neutral apartments

27 JULY 2016 – Beech Holdings has submitted the plans to convert Mindel House and neighbouring 11 Bloom Street – both Victorian brick built former warehouses which have lain empty for years.

Plans have been revealed for 78 carbon neural apartments in Manchester city centre – and will even come with a 4,500 rooftop park.

Beech Holdings has submitted the plans to convert Mindel House and neighbouring 11 Bloom Street – both Victorian brick built former warehouses which have lain empty for a number of years.

If planners give the go ahead, a massive piece of street art of the late Tony Wilson and designed by a famous artist, will feature on one side of Mindel House.

Stephen Beech, the owner of Beech Holdings and both buildings, is behind the development, which he says will become a place ‘where neighbours become friends’.

“This is Beech Holdings’ flagship project,” said Stephen, who is known as ‘Manchester’s Restoration Man’.

“We are marrying Mindel House and 11 Bloom Street together. Mindel House is an old tired office block which has been largely empty for around 10 years – and is in urgent need of repair because it is decaying at an incredible rate.

“Next door is 11 Bloom Street, which used to house a number of nightclubs, and was badly damaged when the roof caught fire around 10 years ago.”

He added: “After buying the buildings, we got straight to work on plans including the creation of a 4,500 sq ft amenity space on the roof.

“You could call it a roof garden but I call it a small park, due to the sheer size of the space. From this incredible shared amenity space people will be able to enjoy amazing views of city centre skyline, the clock tower and many of Manchester’s most interesting buildings.

“The park will create a community where neighbours will become friends.

“A large supply of high design external power sockets strategically placed to maximise ease of use will be provided, enabling residents to work and socialise.”

Stephen, the owner of 17 significant buildings in Manchester city centre in addition to another 100 properties in Greater Manchester, said both Mindel House and 11 Bloom Street will become zero carbon and effectively become one.

The 78 high design apartments, a combination of one-and two bedrooms, will boast underfloor heating, Bosch appliances throughout, fitted bedroom furniture, bespoke kitchens plus furniture from the famous designer Van Gaal.

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