Eric Wright wins Manchester Life contract

Manchester Life Development Company and Eric Wright Construction have started foundation works for Sawmill Court, a 158-unit build-to-rent project in Ancoats.

The development site is bordered by Jersey Street, Murray Street, Bengal Street and Blossom Street.

Eric Wright have appointed Chapman Taylor on the scheme and Buttress are monitoring architects on behalf of Manchester Life Development Company.

There will be a mixture of one, two and three-bed apartments when the scheme finishes in summer 2018. There will also be a residents’ courtyard and lobby, 80 car parking spaces and 128 cycle spaces, club room and gym for residents.

Marty Edelman, executive chairman of Manchester Life Development Company, said: “Sawmill Court is going to be a transformative development for Ancoats. The residents’ courtyard and onsite facilities & services will make this a flagship rental property for the area, and the anticipated commercial tenants will provide exciting new options for Ancoats residents.”

Sawmill Court is close to other Manchester Life developments, including 28 apartments and 3 townhouses for sale at One Cutting Room Square on Hood Street, and the grade two star listed mill complex, Murrays’ Mills, which is being converted into 124 apartments for sale.

Manchester Life Development Company is the residential property development company owned by Manchester City Council and Abu Dhabi United Group, owner of Manchester City FC.

Your Comments

Read our comments policy here

No mention in the press release about Manchester City Council and the HCA endorsing the demolition of The Smiths Arms to make way for this – the oldest remaining building in Ancoats.

By Value in Heritage

What a truly appalling design – it looks cheap and generic. Is this really acceptable quality? This is a scheme to make a quick profit not build decent homes. It gives nothing back to Manchester in terms of adding to the street scene and destroys it’s social & historic fabric (community and tourist potential) with the unnecessary loss of one of its oldest pubs. This is not acceptable urban planning and anti-regeneration.

By Mark Hammill

Mark – I thought that was the done thing in Manchester?

Throw ’em up.

By zebith

Why does everywhere in Manchester have to have these awful glass showrooms underneath them.

By Elephant