Welcome to Manchester Confidential
Reset Password
The Confidential websites will be undergoing routine updates. This may cause the sites to go offline. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

You are here: Manchester ConfidentialNews.

Work Begins On £77m Angelgate Project Near NOMA

434 apartments planned for the Dantzic Street development

Written by . Published on February 17th 2015.

Work Begins On £77m Angelgate Project Near NOMA

WORK has started on the £77m Angelgate residential development on Dantzic Street - not far from the Co-op's £800m NOMA project by Victoria Station.

We only wish BLOK's design matched the beauty and finesse of the Anglegate's promotional video

Developer Pinnacle MC plans to build 434 one and two-bed apartments across two nineteen storey twin-towers on the former-car park site - up from the original 344 units over fourteen storeys planned for the development - see the planning docs here.

The complex will include a two-level gym and fitness suite, landscaped roof gardens, car parking, retail units and two electric vehicles for the use of residents (we like that last bit).

AngelgateAngelgate plans

Warrington-based PHD1 Construction were announced as the project's development partner in September 2014.

BLOK Architecture - who are also working on Pinnacle's £90m Pall Mall scheme in Liverpool - designed the remarkably grey scheme.

We only wish BLOK's design matched the beauty and finesse of the Anglegate's promotional video - which is top notch... 

Pinnacle say:

"In the last decade Manchester has regenerated itself, and continues to do so, to maintain its status as a major European City. Angelgate will be a part of this renewal process. Angelgate is an off plan, new build development, which will ensure a sustainable and energy efficient building that will remain environmentally friendly for years to come.

"Designed for today’s discerning resident, Angelgate will provide outstanding features and unique facilities. With fully-fitted kitchens and high-end finishing touches, the sophisticated approach taken to design these apartments all combines together to make Angelgate a destination unrivalled anywhere else in the city."

'Unrivalled'? We're not sure about that... but it is only five minutes walk to the Marble Arch boozer.


Angelgate siteAngelgate site entrance on Danztic Street

Like what you see? Enter your email to sign up for our newsletters which are chock-a-block with more great reviews, news, deals and savings.

40 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

AnonymousFebruary 17th 2015.

Here we go again. Another wasted opportunity to build an iconic structure in the city centre and yet again,a boring faceless Eastern European monolith. Who sanctions these projects in Manchester Town Hall? That area was ideal for a proper community of houses,as there is a park nearby. Painting lipstick on a Gorilla I think the saying is.

1 Response: Reply To This...
DarrenFebruary 17th 2015.

You're not going to get houses built that close to town. The return on a few house or 334 apartments? No brainier. The building could be better though I agree.

AnonymousFebruary 17th 2015.

PS. What is the obsession with this awful grey material?Manchester is grey enough. We need more buildings like the CHIPS building. A striking bright over the top building which gives Ancoats a lift. Barcelona is supposed to be our Sister city. I think that we are getting a bit carries away with this analogy. That city is full of iconic buildings. We don't even have a cathedral to rival Milton keynes.

1 Response: Reply To This...
Mark FullerFebruary 17th 2015.

I agree with you about the drab appearance of this new development. But Manchester can occasionally carry off the grim, broody and imposing quite well. I find the Hilton Tower forbidding, yet I like it. It would be good to see these charmless grey structures punctuated with more of the quirky and colourful architecture seen in Ancoats, the Byker Wall in Newcastle and of course, Barcelona. Not convinced that Milton Keynes Tree Cathedral surpasses Manchester's gem of a cathedral, nor that Manchester has delusions of grandeur linking itself to Barcelona. With imagination and bold thinking, Manchester can be every bit as great as Barcelona, if not better.

ChrisFebruary 17th 2015.

I live near here, it's a great location. Close to City Centre but quiet and green.

AnonymousFebruary 17th 2015.

Was the comment about the video ironic?

3 Responses: Reply To This...
DarrenFebruary 17th 2015.

It makes Piccadilly Gardens look quite pleasant. That's pretty fuckin iconic in my opinion.

Shit biscuitFebruary 17th 2015.

In that case you don't understand what irony is, you moronic clod.

Barry MaginnFebruary 18th 2015.

Agree - it isn't bad enough to be an ironic comment, but certainly isn't befitting of exclamations of 'beauty' and 'finesse'. Badly cut, odd camera shots and choppy pacing. In fact, I'd say the video and development are at about an equal level of averageness, which seems fair enoguh

AnonymousFebruary 17th 2015.

Lovely location near the traveller's site?

SteveFebruary 17th 2015.

The tower blocks look similar to St George's Island in Castlefield, which looks like seventies council flats....

1 Response: Reply To This...
Shit biscuitFebruary 17th 2015.

'look like seventies council flats' in the same way that a cloned Barratt estate semi 'looks like' a rural village cottage, i.e. the same overall architectural form but very different in attention to detail, proportions, materials, finishes and fitting.

AnonymousFebruary 17th 2015.

Looks very similar to the New Islington deveolopment in salford. You know, the depressing crap one from the 60's that was demolished 30 years later. Plus ca change...

10 Responses: Reply To This...
ClumpFebruary 17th 2015.

Nope, no idea what you're on about. New Islington isn't in Salford. Try again?

AnonymousFebruary 18th 2015.

New Islington is that hellhole off Oldham road. It is still a dump now. It is that place where the park is behind the Great Ancoats street retail park. That park is now a mud pit and the local inbreds apparently target the people living on the barges in the marina(Loose term). Little Venice it is not. Until Manchester gets a grip and builds a smart residential area in the city centre we will never be able to compete with the great European cities. There is so much derelict land particularly on the East of the city,surely someone can have a vision beyond cheap semis(Hulme and Gorton) and faceless flats. It is such a shame we do not have the fantastic Georgian terraces Liverpool has. Imagine those in Central Manchester. They would be priceless now.

AnonymousFebruary 18th 2015.

At least New Islington could be turned around, Hulme was a huge missed opportunity we may never get again.

ChrisFebruary 18th 2015.

Actually Hulme is used as an example of how to regenerate inner city districts - eprints.port.ac.uk/…/…

AnonymousFebruary 18th 2015.

Missed opportunity? Where's your evidence?

DanFebruary 19th 2015.

New Islington is actually getting worse, it is becoming far more run down with gangs of the local trolls shuffling around.

AnonymousFebruary 19th 2015.

Re new Islington and Hulme, you can change the way a place looks but you cannot change the people.

AnonymousFebruary 20th 2015.

You can do both with time, persistence, investment and an holistic approach that touches on social and economic interventions as well as physical. Hulme is frequently held up as one of the best examples of this. When you consider where it was in the early 80s the transformation has been remarkable. And it has proven to be sustainable too.

AnonymousFebruary 20th 2015.

Problem with New Islington is the investment dried up just as the process was starting.

AnonymousFebruary 20th 2015.

Why not move somewhere else then? I've heard Grimsby is nice this time of year.

SquirrelitoFebruary 18th 2015.

@Clump et al. First Anon is on about Islington, Salford. Around Islington Mill, knocked down in the 90s like he said. Behind the new Vimto Gardens.

1 Response: Reply To This...
ClumpFebruary 18th 2015.

No, he's not. He's very confused.

AnonymousFebruary 18th 2015.

Which development was it that was going to have the lovely gardens/football pitched (?) on the roof? We should have more gardens and lovely things on roofs!!

espoirFebruary 18th 2015.

I agree with the others about the colour. I really like the shape of the building it's a shame we can't have a warmer colour, like brickish red at the lower levels facades.

AnonymousFebruary 18th 2015.

Change the white bits to blue. Blue goes with grey. I think they have chosen green though there is a newer render around somewhere.

1 Response: Reply To This...
So IconicFebruary 18th 2015.


DanFebruary 19th 2015.

This isn't as bad as it could have been, at least there's active frontages on street level. The issue with the buildings in and around Angel Meadows is that at street level it's just parking. Some shops, cafes and bars might bring some life to the streets and make them feel a little safer.

AnonymousFebruary 24th 2015.

No doubt the retail bit will just be empty shops or naff shops like Spar and Dominos pizza. Wasn't there a plan to put a John Lewis in NOMA? That would attract good shops if it went ahead. There are a few nice pubs at that end of Rochdale road,so hopefully if John Lewis do open there it will be a catalyst for quality retail and leisure. The new skyscraper planned is finally a decent looking building which will complement the CIS.

1 Response: Reply To This...
ClumpFebruary 24th 2015.

"Wasn't there a plan to put a John Lewis in NOMA?" Nope. Terrible place for John Lewis, so far out of the retail centre. A Waitrose maybe.

AnonymousFebruary 27th 2015.

There was a rumour John Lewis were opening there. That was one of the sites earmarked. Why is this a terrible place to put one? Are your legs painted on? It is a ten minute stroll from the Arndale centre and there is lots of room. It is also near to Victoria station and this is the centre of the new Northern Hub. The Hanover building would make a stunning John Lewis if the Co-op would be prepared to sell. Why does everything always have to be in the same set of streets? The city needs to expand and create new communities.

4 Responses: Reply To This...
ClumpFebruary 27th 2015.

A false rumour.

ClumpFebruary 27th 2015.

Being on the edge of a city centre is a crap location for a major retailer, because people will not walk the distance when competitors are located much more conveniently. That's just how towns and cities work, by having things located together!

ClumpFebruary 27th 2015.

There is no "centre of the Northern Hub", it's a collection of rail capacity schemes around the north-west. You really have no idea what you're talking about, trust me.

AnonymousMarch 2nd 2015.

And Clump, you have no idea what you are talking about either. I worked for JL a couple of years back and this location was and still is being considered, trust me. A two minute walk from Harvey Nicks is not the edge of a city, you are making yourself look rather foolish. By the way, why should we trust you?

AnonymousMarch 2nd 2015.

The Northern Hub is focused on Victoria station hence it's total redevolpment. You are just a provincial moron with no clue how great cities work. Do you think that everyone in London shops in Oxford street! They do not,they shop in Knightsbridge,Kensington Notting Hill Gate Chelsea etc. Noma is a five minute stroll from the Arndale. The day people are not prepared to find a John Lewis will be the day hell freezes over. I agree with you that people would not go there for a butty shop,but John Lewis is a bit different Clump,or is it plump? from lack of exercise.

AnonymousMarch 2nd 2015.

They could put a John Lewis in Gorton and still people would flock to it.

JackMarch 8th 2015.

The last remaining real estate in M/cr City Centre. The developers must be fighting each other to get a bit of action along this part of Dantzic St.,now that it is rezoned for residential. Lets hope it is developed properly with attractive buildings.

To post this comment, you need to login.Please complete your login information.
Or you can login using Facebook.

Latest Rants

Ashle Kumar

After putting password in our system often we forget it. But don't worry it can be recover by a…

 Read more

Postal services in goverment sector are pretty awesome. Now USPS offering excellent services in…

 Read more

Know your username(which is same as your employee number) Now click this link. And complete your…

 Read more

Link below to an MEN article on future plans for the area.…

 Read more

Explore The Site

© Mark Garner t/a Confidential Direct 2022

Privacy | Careers | Website by: Planet Code | SEO by The eWord