FEC hits milestone at £200m MeadowSide

Working with contractor Bardsley, the developer is on course to complete its 12-storey Mount Yard scheme at Manchester’s MeadowSide by summer 2020.

The 12-storey building next to Angel Meadow features a mix of 136 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses. Bardsley started the scheme last year and has now reached the highest point of the building, which is set to hand over next summer.

It will be the first development at the wider £200m MeadowSide development to complete; elsewhere, a joint venture between Westfields Construction and China Zheijang Construction Group Hong Kong is currently building The Gate and The Stile, which reach 22 and 17 storeys and incluje 286 apartments. This is due to complete in spring 2021.

David Chiu, chairman and chief executive of FEC, said: “The topping out at Mount Yard is an important milestone for the MeadowSide scheme and for FEC, with this being our first project to be delivered in Manchester. I have been really encouraged with the progress on site since my last visit, and the steady progress being made with sales and in particular, since we were able to introduce Help to Buy.”

The wider project also includes a 41-storey tower named The Peak; a start date for this part of the development has not yet been set.

Meadowside was designed by Jon Matthews while a director at 5plus Architects. He has been reappointed since opening his own practice, Jon Matthews Architects, last year.

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