Planning permission has been granted by Manchester City Council for Beech Holdings to convert Mindel House and neighbouring Bloom Street into 80 low carbon apartments, with Paul Butler Associates acting as the Planning Consultant. The brick Victorian warehouse will undergo extensive regeneration of 50,000 sq ft of space. Mindel House and Bloom Street are thought to be one of the last remaining unconverted Victorian warehouses in Manchester City Centre.
The residential scheme, currently known as Mindel + Bloom, will maintain its industrious charm and several of its character features – a trademark of developer Beech Holdings who have lovingly restored several other Victorian mills and warehouses within the city. Maintaining these rare features also extends to the landscaping around the development, with a cobbled street between the two buildings. Planning permission has been approved by Manchester City Council.
One side of Mindel House has been gifted to Manchester City Council for a community LGBTQ+ art mural, breathing life into the area and welcoming visitors to Manchester. In recent years, areas of Manchester have been brought to life with colourful murals, with street artists paying homage to local, national, and global heroes and events, creating world-famous works of art visited by thousands.
The heritage renovation will consist of 80 low carbon one and two-bedroom fully-furnished, hotel quality apartments, with underfloor heating, Bosch appliances and bespoke bedrooms and kitchens. The scheme includes a full building communal heating system to aid lower running costs, including heat recovery systems and air source heat pumps. Sustainability is a key consideration for Beech Holdings, who always strive to create developments that work with the planet, not against it.
Manchester Apartments, Beech Holdings’ in-house lettings company, will oversee all lettings and property management of the development. Manchester Apartments is one of Manchester’s leading lettings agencies thanks to the strong demand for their high-end apartments in Manchester.
The development is sandwiched between Kampus and Manchester Piccadilly Train Station, providing great transport links for tenants in Manchester. Kampus is a new canal-side neighbourhood with approximately 450,000 sq ft of space, which launched in Spring 2020. The current Bloom+Mindel site is also within walking distance of Manchester’s best restaurants, bars, and shops, making it a popular location for tenants wanting to benefit from Manchester city centre’s world-class amenities.
Beech Holdings commented: “We are marrying Mindel House and 11 Bloom Street together, creating an exciting boutique residence in one of Manchester city centre’s best locations. We are perfectly placed to carry out this development as one of our key areas of expertise is transforming derelict, disused and unloved space into thriving locations for Manchester’s growing number of residents.”