Domis Property Group, a main contractor set up by former Forrest boss Lee McCarren, is set to start on its second project for bookmaker Fred Done’s property development arm – the 22-storey The Crescent in Salford.
The contractor is due to start work on The Crescent, a private-rented residential project on the site of the former Black Horse pub, which has been demolished. 5plus is acting as architect for the scheme, which includes two towers of 22 and 17 storeys as well as a smaller block of six storeys.
Enabling works have completed on the site, and piling is set to start in the coming weeks.
Domis was set up by McCarren in April this year following his exit from Forrest, and has already begun its first job with Fred Done – the two-tower Trinity residential project on the site of the Black Friar pub in Salford.
Trinity is being developed by FCIM, another of Done’s development companies. FCIM’s directors include Simon Ismail, who is also listed as a director of Domis Property Group, alongside McCarren.
Ismail is also listed as a director of Salboy International and Citu NQ Management, both of which are linked to Fred Done’s property development businesses.
Done has received public finance including a Greater Manchester Housing Fund loan of £22.5m from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to pay for construction of Trinity.
Overall, Fred Done’s property companies have more than 1,000 homes under construction across Greater Manchester.
Forrest has already started on Citu NQ, a 183-unit project on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter, while the site of a former nightclub in Astley Point, Wigan, has been redeveloped into 14 houses and 14 flats.