Iconic Toast Rack building to get a futuristic redesign

Plans are already lodged with Manchester Council

In a futuristic redevelopment, The Toast Rack building near Fallowfield could have 210 flats, a gym, glass-covered garden and retail space.

In what is expected to be an incredible reboot, the building remembered by generations is finally on course for development.

These plans will see two new buildings, known as The Stitching Block and The Gateway, building created alongside the 60s architecture that is the Toast Rack.


The buildings will contain 210 one to four bedroom flats plus a 7000 sq ft retail space which will include “co-working spaces” for residents and the public.

Additionally, the space-age plans include an artisan coffee shop and leisure centre.

On top of it all, there will be a rooftop garden – with great views of the city.

The scheme is being put forward by Generation Ltd, a subsidiary of Estrela Properties Ltd.


The redesign worked up by Ollier Smurthwaite Architects and SixTwo Architechts follow consultation with a number of heritage organisations including Historic England and Manchester Modernist Society.