Create to start 15-storey New Cross residential

Create Construction is set to start enabling works next month on a mixed 15, nine, and seven-storey PRS project in Manchester’s New Cross for developer Beech.

Beech Design & Build outlined its plans for the project last October, which reaches its highest point at the corner of Rochdale Road and Bendix Street.

Featuring 155 private-rented apartments, the development will also house a communal hub, gym, basement car park, and ground floor commercial space. Beech Design & Build is the architect.

The 24,000 sq ft site, currently used as a surface car park alongside vacant office space, is bounded by Bendix Street, Thompson Street, Mason Street, and Rochdale Road.

Hatter Street currently runs through the proposed development site between Bendix Street and Thompson Street, but this will be stopped up as part of Beech’s plans.

Blackpool-based Create is due to start enabling works in August and will start main works in November, with a completion date pencilled in for November 2020.

As well as Beech and Create, the professional team also includes Paul Butler Associates as planner; Abacus as cost consultants; Sandy Brown as acoustic consultant; fire consultants Hoare Lea; and structural engineer Alan Johnston Partnership. A Section 106 agreement for the development was completed in May this year.

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Apparently this is to be named ‘Ancoats Gardens’ even though it’s in New Cross and not Ancoats. Still a nice design though.

By Raj

Given whats happening in Liverpool with schemes seemingly falling over financially, it would be interesting to see how all these apartment schemes in Manchester and Salford are funded. Are the Council’s worried we will see the same happening here with stalled schemes dotted around the City should the market slow.

By Question

Beech have a great model, they should be congratulated being vanguards in their field

By Neil

…and even though there are no gardens. Don’t get what makes this a nice design, its pretty standard?

By Anonymous

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