Excelsior Works tops out

Mulbury’s £26m Excelsior Works residential project in Manchester’s Castlefield has reached its highest point of construction.

The eight-storey development of 108 apartments is being built on the site of the former Excelsior Mill printing and book-binding works off Hulme Hall Road, next to the Bridgewater canal.

The main contractor is GMI Construction, while the frame contractor is Cidon Construction.

The apartments are due to be completed in December 2019. Aimed at owner-occupiers, 40% of the apartments have already been sold, according to Mulbury.

Nick Leggett, senior development manager at Mulbury City, said: “It’s been amazing to see this development taking shape on what was one of the last vacant sites in this part of Castlefield. It’s going to reinvigorate this stretch of the canal, providing inspiring hi-specification apartments, just a seven-minute walk from the city centre.

“Topping out is an important ceremonial milestone, but we’re now moving on apace and hope to have the show apartments ready by the end of July. This will coincide with our full UK sales launch targeting owner-occupiers.”

Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the development is made up of a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Other members of the project team include Deloitte as planning consultant; Ramboll as structural and civil engineers; RLB as cost consultant and employers’ agent; Futureserv as mechanical and electrical services; Youth interior design; Open as landscape designer; Rawlings as principal designer, Grey Scanlan Hill as rights of light and party wall adviser; SK Transport as transport consultant; and DBX as acoustics consultant.

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Well done nick you can only get better!

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