Approval expected for new £7 million deaf centre

Developments worth around £7million and include demolition and reconstruction of the Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP) site on Queen’s Drive could very soon be underway.

Proposals ouline the construction of a three storey block that will house a mixed community and education facility, with additional retail units that have already been snapped up by M&S Simply Foods and Aldi. It is estimated that the new building will lead to the creation of more than 100 new jobs.

A 120 space car park will be included in the 0.86 hectare development, with the majority of spaces serving retail units, as well as cycle parking areas.

The proposal has been put to the city council by Manchester’s HOW Planning, with a response expected shortly. The application has been “screened” to determine that redevelopment work would have “no significant environmental impact”.

The news MSDP centre is expected to be 12 metres in height, with retail units standing at half that projection, and operating hour for retail units would be 7am-11pm: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm: Saturday & Sunday.


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Words: Peter Cribley

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