Planning consultation

Current Consultation – Development at Former Renaissance Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester

Please give us your feedback

Thank you for taking the time to visit and contribute to our first virtual consultation about Property Alliance Group and Starwood Capital Group’s proposals for new mixed-use development at the former Renaissance hotel site, Deansgate, Manchester.

We very much regret that due to the circumstances surrounding the Covid-19 global pandemic, a face-to-face public consultation event cannot go ahead. However, your views are still very important to us. Therefore, this website has been set up to provide members of the public with information about the scheme proposals. This first stage of public engagement focuses on the overall proposed masterplan for the site and the emerging design proposals for a new hotel and office building. A second consultation event will take place in the summer to further update on the public on progress and provide more information on the proposed residential element of the masterplan.

The site has been a longstanding strategic regeneration priority for the City Council and currently represents a significant blight on this part of the City Centre. The joint venture is proposing a deliverable scheme that will realise the potential of this site through redevelopment of existing buildings and new build development to deliver a new destination hotel, a flagship office building, and a landmark residential development, together with a new activated frontage to Deansgate, engagement with the river, and new public realm.

The proposals have been worked up alongside Manchester City Council over a number of months. A holistic masterplan for the site is being developed alongside key stakeholders to build on the key design principles established in the City Council’s Ramada Complex Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF), which identifies the site for comprehensive redevelopment.

The consultation presentation documents are provided through this website and can be viewed by clicking on the ‘Presentation’ button to the right of this page. The presentation provides more information about the site, its history, design development, current proposals and key considerations.

It is envisaged that planning applications will be submitted for the new hotel, office and residential elements of the masterplan this year with the aim of starting on-site in 2021.

Your views are important to help us develop our final detailed scheme design and are very much appreciated. Please use the survey available on the ‘Feedback’ button to the right of this page to submit comments or alternatively send your feedback to:, or give us a call on 0161 956 4176.

We would be grateful if you could please provide your feedback by Friday 9th April 2021.

There will be a further opportunity to comment on the final proposals through Manchester City Council’s own consultation process, once the planning submissions are made and the applications become live.



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Rachel May
T: 07873 591 256