On 20th October 2015 Gary Tidmarsh wrote:

Granada Studios proposals get the green light

Our redevelopment proposals for the iconic Granada Television HQ and TV studios have received planning consent from Manchester City Council.

Within our proposals, the existing Granada buildings are remodelled to form a unique hotel with a series of event, performance and work spaces and external rooftop amenity spaces including terraces, a bar and heated swimming pool. The design will conserve an iconic building that has been a landmark within Manchester for many years and create a new destination within the city.

Offering some of the best arts and cultural activity in the region, the Manchester Grande forms an integral part of St. John’s – Manchester’s new neighbourhood for culture, enterprise and living. The Allied London scheme consists of 2.8million sq ft of work space, events space, public realm, riverside parks, gardens, hotels, arts venues, independent shops, cafes, restaurants and 1,450 homes, forming one of the key projects in the Northern Powerhouse initiative.