The first residents have moved into X1 Media City, the £200m residential development in Salford Quays.
Overall, the scheme comprises 540,000 sq ft of residential and commercial space across four 26-storey towers, with a mix of one- two- and three-bedroom flats in the total of 1,100 apartments..
Vermont Construction has now completed work on Tower 1, where people have now moved in and a showflat opened up. Tower 2 is currently under construction, with the third and fourth towers to follow in the future.
The development is being let and managed for X1 and Knight Knox by X1 Lettings.
Andy Phillips, commercial director at Knight Knox, said: “The first wave of residents have settled into Tower 1 and it is fantastic to see the first phase of the development come to life after a great deal of anticipation.
“We have experienced extremely strong demand for the homes in X1 Media City, and it is set to become a premium address in Salford Quays. Currently there are just 32 apartments left for sale out of a total of 1,100, all of which are based in Tower 4 – so sell-out is imminent.”
Facilities at X1 Media City include an on-site cinema, private gymnasium and secure underground parking, as well as retail units on the ground and first floors.
Melissa Green, operations and regional Director at X1, said: “This scheme was designed and built with the end occupier in mind. We aimed to create high quality residences in the heart of MediaCityUK – where tenants can live, work and play in one of Greater Manchester’s most desirable locations.”
X1 Media City, at the site of what was originally to house a KW Linfoot/Yoo tower scheme close to the Harbour City Metrolink stop, is one of 31 schemes launched by Knight Knox in partnership with X1, and is their largest development to date.
Since its inception, Knight Knox has launched 85 developments across the UK, of which 58 are completed and occupied. The consultancy works with four developers – X1, Forshaw Land & Property, Fortis Developments and Crossbow Investments – to provide buy-to-let opportunities to the private investor market.