Excelsior Mill Hulme 2

April start date for £26m Excelsior Mill

A main contractor for Mulbury’s Excelsior Mill development in Castlefield is to be named in the New Year, ahead of work starting on site in April.

Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the eight-storey building will sit on the site of a former printing and book binding works, which was demolished following a partial collapse in July 2015.

Mulbury has now bought the site and has completed a developed design for the project. A main contractor is due to be appointed in the first quarter of next year.

The development will provide 108 apartments for private sale, split between one, two, and three bed properties, some of which will have balconies. There will also be a communal roof garden and a basement car park.

The £26m project was submitted to Manchester City Council in April this year, and granted approval in July. Deloitte is acting as planner for the project.

It will be Mulbury’s third major residential development in the city centre, following its £27m Port Street scheme, which has been renamed The Astley, and a £30m project on the corner of Blossom Street and Great Ancoats Street. Both are being built by main contractor Bardsley.

Place North West understands Mulbury is eyeing a number of other sites across the city centre, primarily for residential development.

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