Bendix Street
Tim Groom Architects designed the scheme

Final sign-off for Mulbury’s 161-home Bendix Street  

Dan Whelan

Lead contractor GMI Construction is primed to start work on the £37m residential scheme, one of three developments Mulbury City is advancing in Manchester’s burgeoning New Cross district. 

The developer won planning consent for the 12-storey project on Bendix Street last December, and a formal decision notice has now been handed down by the city council, paving the way for a start on site.

Earlier this year, investor Cheyne Capital Real Estate agreed to forward fund another of Mulbury’s New Cross schemes, a £32m 144-apartment development on Oldham Road. 

The developer’s third New Cross venture is the 73-apartment Peeler’s Yard on Goulden Street. 

All three of the projects were designed by Tim Groom Architects. 

GMI is to build the Oldham Road and Bendix Street schemes and both projects are expected to complete by summer 2023, according to a construction management statement prepared by the contractor. 

Meanwhile, On Goulden Street, Mulbury Homes, part of the wider Mulbury group, will build the eight-storey apartment block incorporating the listed former fire station at the site. 

Elsewhere in New Cross, one of the seven neighbourhoods that make up the £4bn Victoria North masterplan, construction of Far East Consortium’s 80-home scheme on Addington Street started in March. 

FEC’s in-house contracting arm DEX Construction is building the nine-storey block. 

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