Contractors named as MeadowSide start nears

Developer Far East Consortium has appointed Bardsley Construction, along with a joint venture between Westfields Construction and China Zhejiang Construction Group Hong Kong, to deliver the first parts of its £200m MeadowSide residential development in Manchester.

MeadowSide borders Angel Meadow, part of the 20-acre NOMA neighbourhood north of Manchester city centre, and will ultimately provide 756 homes in four buildings – the fourth, The Peak, is set to come in at 41 storeys.

Bardsley Construction is to start work this month on Mount Yard, a 12-storey building, offering 136 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses, faced with brick to complement its neighbouring buildings.

Hertfordshire-based Westfields and China Zhejiang are also set to begin within the month on a 22-storey building called The Gate and a 17-storey neighbour named The Stile, offering 286 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses on Aspin Lane, with concierge, gym, private residents lounge and terrace.

The Gate and The Stile will feature glass facades and include new public realm and commercial units at ground floor level, with completion expected in spring 2021.

MeadowSide represents a milestone for the Northern Gateway, an investment partnership between FEC and Manchester City Council to deliver more than 15,000 new homes across the north side of central Manchester over the next decade.

Gavin Taylor, regional general manager at FEC, said: “MeadowSide is the first step towards the groundbreaking regeneration of the Northern Gateway breathing new life into the biggest green space in central Manchester.

“Our contractors have been chosen for their ability to deliver pioneering schemes and together we will create an exciting new residential community for Manchester.”

Ged Rooney, pre-construction director at Tameside-based Bardsley, said: “Our appointment by FEC provides a local and global partnership as we work with an international property developer to create a new community around Angel Meadow, extending the city centre northwards with a landmark development that will represent a major part of the NOMA neighbourhood.”

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