The Background

Manchester City Council first published sales particulars for the Chapel in April 2009, seeking expressions of interest from developers.  Church Converts, a small developer specialising in tricky listed building conversions, submitted a proposal based on converting the chapel for micro flats suitable for use by students or young professionals.  Although it was not the only bid received, Church Converts’ bid was favoured as it was deliverable, was presented by a credible team experienced in dealing with such buildings, and the use was appropriate for the location.