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Best-in-class plans for First Street

Ask Real Estate (Ask) - a JV partner of the Richardson family business - has submitted plans for its latest scheme at Manchester’s First Street.

Best-in-class plans for First Street

The developer has put forward proposals for a13-storey grade A office of more than 304,000 sq ft. at No7 First Street, with a striking design by Jon Matthews Architects.

As always, Ask is targeting best-in-class development with its latest project, with plans to secure an industry-leading NABERS 5.5* rating, alongside accreditation including as WELL Building Standards, BREEAM Outstanding and an EPC A rating.

A public consultation on the proposals was held earlier this year, with the scheme also set to sit alongside a student accommodation proposal from Vita.

Vita’s scheme will be the first under its sharing and co-living concept, House of Social, which will be targeted at second and third-year university students, with apartments designed to be shared.

The new building at Number 7 will sit next to Plot 9a within First Street where Ask recently confirmed BAM as the main contractor - Main contractor appointed for sustainable expansion of First Street Estate (

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