London-based Chelmer Developments has submitted a planning application to build its 410-foot (125-meter) tower at River Street in Manchester city center. The tower was designed by Ian Simpson Architects, which also designed Beetham Tower, currently the tallest building in the city.
Chelmer plans to include 600 apartments, shops, offices and a restaurant in the 42-story building.
The company filed plans this week with the city planning council. If plans are approved, the River Street scheme will be built on a site which has been occupied for the past 10 years by an unfinished concrete frame, the Manchester Evening News reported.
The GBP150 million Beetham Tower became one of Europe's tallest residential buildings upon completion in 2006. It won the CTBUH Best Tall Building award in 2007. It is now the 7th tallest building in the UK. The new Simpson tower would be the 23rd tallest building in the country.