Linear Design & Construct is preparing to start work on the 149-home Trafford scheme in the coming weeks.
A construction management plan submitted to Trafford Council lists Linear Design & Construct as the principal contractor for the £32m project. However, it is understood that the contractor and Investar Property Group have yet to reach a formal agreement.
Once appointed, the firm, which is the main contracting arm of Scottish construction firm Linear Group, aims to complete Investar’s Botanical Gardens by Q1 2024.
The contractor is also delivering Investar’s Paragon House project, the conversion of a former Bruntwood office building on Seymour Grove into 115 apartments.
Investar won approval for Botanical Gardens, located on Talbot Road, in January 2021.
The development was designed by Tim Groom Architects and comprises two buildings of six and 11-13 storeys.
Botanical Gardens would offer 149 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses for sale.
The plans include the redevelopment of one of the Victorian villas on site into 3,600 sq ft of offices, with the other buildings demolished, making way for the new-build elements.
Botanical Gardens falls within Trafford Council’s Civic Quarter masterplan. Other developments coming forward within the masterplan area include Bruntwood’s Lumina Village and the proposed redevelopment of the former Greater Manchester Police Headquarters.