Construction has begun on Glenbrook’s 280-apartment scheme, located next to the development’s Booths food store, with completion expected in 2022.
Glenbrook is working on behalf of Latimer, Clarion Housing Group’s development arm on the project, which is being delivered in partnership with MediaCityUK on a former surface car park.
Designed by Sheppard Robson, the 231,000 sq ft building will range in height between 14 and 17 storeys. The proposal received detailed planning consent in February this year and will provide 132 one-bedroom, 136 two-bedroom and 12 three-bedroom apartments. Latimer will offer 100 homes for sale on a shared ownership basis, with the remainder being for private sale.
Ian Sherry, director at Glenbrook, said: “After acquiring the site in March this year, the construction contract was fully procured during lockdown. This is reflective of how well the key partners and project team have worked together to get this scheme to site and for us to start our first development with Latimer on such a positive footing.”
Richard Cook, group director of development for Latimer, said: “We’re pleased to be offering 100 homes through shared ownership, making this development more accessible through significantly lower deposits when purchasing a share of the property. Over time, buyers can increase their share of the property if they choose to until they own it outright.
MediaCityUK is a joint venture partnership between Peel L&P and Legal & General Capital.