Create Construction is set to start enabling works next month on a mixed 15, nine, and seven-storey PRS project in Manchester’s New Cross for developer Beech.
Beech Design & Build outlined its plans for the project last October, which reaches its highest point at the corner of Rochdale Road and Bendix Street.
Featuring 155 private-rented apartments, the development will also house a communal hub, gym, basement car park, and ground floor commercial space. Beech Design & Build is the architect.
The 24,000 sq ft site, currently used as a surface car park alongside vacant office space, is bounded by Bendix Street, Thompson Street, Mason Street, and Rochdale Road.
Hatter Street currently runs through the proposed development site between Bendix Street and Thompson Street, but this will be stopped up as part of Beech’s plans.
Blackpool-based Create is due to start enabling works in August and will start main works in November, with a completion date pencilled in for November 2020.
As well as Beech and Create, the professional team also includes Paul Butler Associates as planner; Abacus as cost consultants; Sandy Brown as acoustic consultant; fire consultants Hoare Lea; and structural engineer Alan Johnston Partnership. A Section 106 agreement for the development was completed in May this year.