Elliot Group starts on first Manchester scheme

The Liverpool-based developer has appointed a main contractor and work has begun on The Residence, a 300-apartment project in Salford split between a 14-storey and a 34-storey tower.

Bolton-based Forrest is on site with ground works at the project within Greengate, on a plot next to the River Irwell.

Completion is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is Elliot’s maiden project in Manchester, with multiple schemes underway in Leeds and Liverpool.

Elliot Group’s Elliot Lawless said: “I spoke with several other developers about Forrest and only got glowing reviews. I went and checked out their work, spoke with sub-contractors and got consistently good reports so have been working alongside my project managers, WYG, to negotiate the deal for The Residence.  I’m delighted to have them on board and to be cracking on.”

Earlier this year Forrest execute a restructuring programme which saw 30 staff made redundant, and then announce a previously unreported combined £26m pre-tax loss for 2015 and 2016. Greater Manchester Combined Authority stepped in with £2m to help refinance the contractor, while Forrest said it planned to scale back its maintenance business, to focus on new-build residential projects.

The professional team on The Residence was appointed last summer, after Elliot acquired the site already with planning permission for the project, previously known as Norfolk Court. The team has been finalising the design, costing and programming of the Jeffrey Bell-designed towers. Clancy is the structural engineer, Abacus the M&E designer and the Manchester studio of Falconer Chester Hall is project architect.

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Salford is not in Manchester!

By Anonymous

Do we differentiate London from Greater London?


For the purpose of the story, it is Manchester.

By Rooney

Westminster is not in London! Wirral is not in Liverpool! Solihull is not in Birmingham!

By Anon

To be fair, I do turn a bin-like shade of purple when people refer to the Wirral as being part of Liverpool.

By Rooney

Until Salford doesn’t have a Manchester postcode, then it is in Manchester. End of.

By David

What utter tosh!

By Man on bicycle

Nobody outside Salford knows nor cares where Salford is. Ask anyone from Leeds or somewhere, they won’t know. Just like I neither know nor care where Solihull is – it’s part of Birmingham isn’t it?

By Edge

More parochial nonesense. The site of this building is nearer to the city centre than the University.

By Elephant

Salford’s about 30 miles from Liverpool, the second most important city in the Empire.

By Rooney

Don’t make me push the button, I wasn’t referring to Liverpool.

By Vladimir the Launcher

The second city of the empire was Glasgow. There is some very thin claim from Liverpool, but it is generally recognised as Glasgow. Dublin also claims this title too. I am presuming that was pre the Republic leaving the Union? To be honest the second city of the Empire was Calcutta, which was the epicentre of British India.This second city of the UK debate is harder to decipher. It is Birmingham for size, Manchester economically and ecclesiastically it is York. Edinburgh as the centre of the Scottish government could lay claim,and it is an ancient capital in its own right. I doubt Liverpool would be considered as second city for any reason today. Yes it was the richest British city at one time,even richer than London, but that was a long time ago. I hope those days return, but at the moment, the statistics do not stack up. If I stuck my neck out I would say that Manchester, has no regional rival, at least in England. The airport alone sets it head and shoulders above other cities.

By Elephant

Solihull is a Metropolitan Borough of the West Midlands conurbation but it is not part of Birmingham.

Salford is a City in the Greater Manchester conurbation but it is not a part of Manchester.

Wirral is a Metropolitan Borough with the Merseyside conurbation but it is not part of Liverpool.

By Big Brummie Bast**d.

Norton court, not Norfolk

By Anonymous

To Anon & Rooney•••••from a logistical point of view, Manchester & Salford is now one city with a current population of roughly 800,000. An increasing number of Salford City Council residents are living in Manchester City Centre within the inner ring road. Also, an increasing number of leisure and Office destinations like the Lowry Hotel, Ainscow Hotel, ONE New Bailey office development, the Mark Addy Pub etc. etc. are all situated in Salford City Council area AND Manchester City centre but are marketed both nationally & internationally as being in Manchester as is the BBC, The Lowry Outlet & Theatre, the War Museum etc.

By Anthony Fallon

My word, this type of pettiness drives me crazy – who cares!?

By NorthWester

Exactly, it’s all about bigging up one place over the other, Salford has a unique and proud history.

By Man on bicycle

Manchester making a name off the back of Salford’s accomplishments once again.

By SalfordLad

Purleez stop this nonsense

By Rich

This is not the same as Liverpool making a name for itself on the back of the more affluent residents of Wirral. Greengate actually forms part of the city centre whereas Wirral and Sefton are entirely separate places, no matter how desperately Liverpool seems to want to annexe them to augment its status.

By Anon

Salford is in Greater Manchester, it’s all under the Manchester identity, get over it Salfordians. Manchester making a name off Salford’s accomplishments? Salford would be nothing without Manchester, Salford can only have these developments because of Manchester’s city centre! Salford has such a bad reputation nationally, only Manchester’s rep saves it.

By Genau

This reminds me of people in Richmond-upon-Thames arguing with people from Ealing about which is actually “London”.

Not. Who cares? This parochial debate is embarrassing.

By Rooney

Richmond Surrey and Ealing Middlesex Lol. Good point.

By Elephant

More fake news from the Manchester
Mafia again, they must seriously be worried by the “L” word, why else would they come on here to diminish it time after time?

By On the dock

Let’s be real here, Salford is basically the capital of Manchester

By SalfordLad

@On the dock nobody is worried about love my friend

By SalfordLad

Ha ha, “All you need is…”

By On the dock

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