Domis starts on £85m Crescent for Fred Done

Domis has started construction on the 392-apartment The Crescent in Salford for developer and Betfred owner Fred Done, kicking off a two-year construction programme on a project which includes towers of 22 and 17 storeys in height.

The contractor, run by ex-Forrest boss Lee McCarren, has begun piling works on the site and is due to start on the towers’ structure by December. Façade works will begin in July next year, followed by an internal fit-out programme running to October 2019. The project will complete in December the same year.

Property (Done) is developer for the scheme.

A series of planning amendments were submitted prior to construction works starting, changing the mix of the apartments in the scheme, all of which will be for private rent.

The number of one-bed apartments has been reduced from 156 to 134, while the number of two-beds has risen from 223 to 234. There will also now be 24 3-bed apartments and townhouses, up from 20.

The apartment mix has been changed due to the relocation of the building’s lift shafts and cores. The amendments have also added a swimming pool on the first floor of the 22-storey block.

Alongside the 22 and 16 storey towers, the 5plus-designed project also includes a smaller six-storey block. Euan Kellie Property Solutions acting as planner for the scheme.

The Crescent is Domis’ second project with Fred Done’s property development business, having started on the two-tower Trinity residential project earlier this year.

Domis was set up by McCarren in April this year following his exit from Forrest. 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.

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Salford Crescent will be the North’s answer to the Royal Crescent in Bath.

That fine architecture along the sweeping radius of the Crescent will take the breath away of visitors heading into Manchester. Crawling along in the failed experiment that is the A6 Bus Lane, those people will gaze at the majestic scene before them, and snap pictures to be uploaded to Pinterest and Instagram to show off their visit to Salford’s very own ‘Royal Crescent’.

By Manc Eye

This route is the only decent one into Manchester that is for sure.

By Elephant

How are they funding this. Don’t they need help from GM Housing Fund?

By Unaplanner

Not too sure how many people want to live across the train tracks next to a concrete and asphalt plant which can run 24/7.

By Tony

What’s the point of commenting then Tony if you you don’t know?

By Eyes rolling

Salford Crescent the North’s answer to the Royal Crescent… ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha… as if!

Anyway the North already has its very own version of the Royal Crescent, in Buxton. It was literally built in homage to the Royal Crescent.

By Nicole

Nicole….I hope you covered your mouth when you gave that big daft horse laugh….

What’s to stop Chapel Street becoming the new Royal Crescent of the North?

With phenomenal projects like Domis’ The Crescent this stretch of the queen’s highway will quite soon be indistinguishable from the likes of those urban facades masterminded by Sir Christopher Wren.

I repeat, lucky travellers into Manchester will no longer curse the bumper-to-bumper nature of the failed project that is the A6 Chapel Street bus lane as it will afford them more time to simply gaze in awe at the Salford wonderwall.

Imagine if a new development was able to undertake a façade retention of The Crescent pub and incorporate it into Salford’s New Royal Mile – oh my Lord……[faints]

By Manc Eye