Project overview

Client: Mulbury
Location: Levenshulme, Greater Manchester
Sector: Residential
Project status: Planning approved

This project saw PWA Planning secure full planning approval on behalf of Mulbury for a development of 64 new family homes and apartments to transform a derelict brownfield site in Levenshulme.


What we did


The scheme was proposed by specialist housing developer Mulbury and will see the redevelopment of the former Atlas Engineering Works in Chapel Street which has been derelict for several years.

PWA Planning handled the entire planning process for the development, which included pre-application discussions and negotiations with the local planning authority, consultation with local stakeholders and management of the planning application through to determination.

The scheme will see 22 three-bedroom homes, 14 four-bedroom homes and 28 two-bedroom apartments built on the site. Work on the new homes is scheduled to begin in spring 2017.

There were a number of sensitivities surrounding the redevelopment, including a desire by some local voices to see the historic façade of the engineering works retained. While this was not a viable option, the final design of the apartment block was considered by both locals and the LPA to be sympathetic to the architecture of the former Atlas Mill.


What our client said

“Our planning application for this particular site was handled efficiently by PWA Planning. Emily Robinson was always on hand to deal with our enquiries and was proactive in negotiations with the local planning authority. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend PWA Planning.”

David Wroe, Head of Mulbury Living