Buttress is the architect for the Collyhurst scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Contractor on board for Collyhurst regen 

Far East Consortium’s in-house contractor DEX Construction is in line to deliver the 274-home project, part of the £4bn Victoria North masterplan. 

The redevelopment of Collyhurst, being delivered by FEC and Manchester City Council, is due to begin in February 2023 and last 169 weeks, according to planning documents.

Completion of the scheme, which is split across two sites, is scheduled for April 2025. 

Collyhurst Village is located on cleared land between Rochdale Road and Thornton Street North. The plans include 244 homes – a mix of townhouses and apartments – a shop, community space and a new park. 

Manchester City Council will own 100 of the new homes, which will be available for social rent. The remainder will be for private sale. 

Collyhurst South is located between Kingsfold Avenue, Whitely Road and Winscombe Drive. This scheme features 14 three-bedroom houses, four three-bedroom duplex apartments, one two-bedroom duplex apartment, and 11 two-bedroom apartments. 

All of these homes will be council-owned and available for social rent. 

Last month it was revealed that the cost of the project had risen by £6.6m, and DEX’s appointment comes after talks with previous preferred contractor Lovell Partnerships broke down.

Lovell’s final tender for the job “significantly exceeded the original cost plan”, according to a report to Manchester City Council’s executive. 

DEX was set up in 2020 and completed FEC’s Mount Yard scheme when Bardsley went bust.  

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Let’s hope those who were so critical last month now have the good grace to apologise…….I won’t hold my breath

By Toldyouso

Such an uninspiring master plan and a truly wasted opportunity. The city centre areas (New Cross, Angel Meadow and the Redbank Viaduct) should be lined with skyscrapers that can provide office space and 10s of thousands of apartments for young professionals.

By MC

I wonder if MC knows where this actually is. The areas he speaks of are lined with big buildings. This is a mile and a half outside of the city centres. I don’t think we are quite ready for skyscrapers there yet!!

By Strange

Agree with MC. This area should be Manchester’s Park Lane, not some boring Hulme hybrid.

By Elephant

Yes elephant let’s obliterate social housing and inner city communities to build utopia………I think we have been there before

By Rhino

This area should be mini manchatten

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