ECf to launch New Bailey events

English Cities Fund has started on site with a £1m marketing suite and events space at New Bailey on the banks of the River Irwell in Salford.

The suite and associated events space will be part of the overall scheme which includes One New Bailey, the 125,000 sq ft office development currently on site and due to be ready for occupation in May 2016. A 143-bed Premier Inn and a 615-space NCP car park have already been completed.

ECf will be announcing New Bailey’s events on Twitter in the coming weeks and the programme will commence in September.

Contractor Bowmer & Kirkland has been appointed by ECf to deliver the space. Work started on site this month with completion due in mid-October.

Phil Mayall, development director at New Bailey, said: “Because of its location, New Bailey is the perfect place to showcase a brand new events programme for the people of Manchester and Salford. We have been engaging with people and organisations on Twitter since we started on site and we are planning further campaigns on social media in the coming weeks so we thought it would be a great way to launch the new events.”

ECf is the second developer this week to announce that is investing in a marketing suite as part of its development, with Allied London also due to start on site with XYZ Studio next to its XYZ office in Spinningfields.

ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency.

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