Ferrous, Capital&Centric, P Font Comms
BDP is the architect for the scheme. Credit: via Font Comms

Capital&Centric irons out £28m Ferrous plans 

Dan Whelan

A 15-storey block featuring 107 apartments is the developer’s latest project within Manchester’s burgeoning Piccadilly East district. 

Having conducted a consultation on the proposals earlier this year, Capital&Centric has now lodged a planning application for the £28m Ferrous on Chapeltown Street. 

The project, designed by BDP, will feature a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, plus four flats with three bedrooms. 

Two retail units totalling 2,000 sq ft, and a multi-use events pavilion called The Cabin are also included in the plans. 

Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital&Centric, said: “Ferrous will be an awesome addition to Piccadilly East, allowing more people to call the neighbourhood home.

“This latest project also starts to bring in spaces for café bars or a corner store, as well as the Cabin, a unique neighbourhood space for pop-up events to bring local residents together in the pocket parks. With our hotel and new public square also underway on the next street down, Piccadilly East is really growing.”

Capital&Centric bought the site from Transport for Greater Manchester in February 2020. The project team includes Zerum as the planning consultant, Re:form as landscape architect, and Chroma as project manager.

Ferrous is the developer’s fourth project at Piccadilly East, alongside Crusader Mill, Phoenix and the Leonardo Hotel. 

Phoenix is complete, Crusader Mill is nearing completion after several delays, and the hotel is due to wrap up next year. 

Other projects coming forward within Piccadilly East are: 

  • The Castings – 352 apartment tower being funded by CDL Hospitality Trusts 
  • Victoria House- 177-apartment scheme being delivered in joint venture by Salboy and Forshaw Land and Property 
  • Fairfax – 488 apartments from Olympian Homes 
Ferrous 2, Capital&Centric, P Font Comms

The project is C&C’s fourth in Piccadilly East. Credit: via Font Comms

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