The plot is located next to Arrowsmith’s proposed 277-home Brunswick Square development. Credit: via WT Gunson

New Islington resi site comes to market  

Offers of £3.25m are being sought for a half-acre site off Bradford Road in Manchester that has capacity for 129 apartments and townhouses. 

An indicative study by architect SimpsonHaugh demonstrates that the New Islington site, which fronts the Ashton Canal, could accommodate three blocks rising to eight storeys. 

These blocks would feature 42 one-bedroom apartments and 76 with two beds, as well as 11 townhouses. 

Prime Properties, which owns the land according to Land Registry, has instructed WT Gunson to market the site, located in one of Manchester’s housing growth areas between the city centre and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. 

The plot is next to Arrowsmith’s proposed 277-home Brunswick Square development. 

Arrowsmith’s scheme proposes the conversion of Brunswick Mill into 150 apartments with another 127 homes delivered across two new-build blocks. 

The new-build elements are proposed for part of a vacant plot next to the mill, half of which is the plot being sold by Prime. 

“The site offers a fantastic opportunity in a fast-developing location in an attractive position fronting the Ashton Canal,” said WT Gunson director Neale Sayle.

“All of Ancoats amenities are just a short walk away including bars, restaurants, and the Metrolink. Despite challenging market conditions, there has been an excellent level of interest in the site from a wide range of developers and we would expect to secure a sale in the coming weeks. We will most likely have a bids deadline in the near future.”

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Only 8 storeys? 🙁

By Giant Skyscraper Fan

There is so much wasteland in Manchester: thes of square miles of it. There is no need to build 3 storeys high. High-rise flats are a failed 1960s experiment. No neighborhood, no community, no where for kids to play together.

By Anonymous

And will there be parking for all the tenants included in the scheme?

By Phil Bell

@GiantSkyscrapperFan stop being spoilt you guys already have so many! 8 storeys would be a skyscraper in Liverpool :’)

By Anonymous

Phil – probably not, because providing the space for car parking is expensive and we need to be using that money to house actual people, not cars

By Anonymous

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