Tib Street Forrest

Forrest wins £28m Northern Quarter resi project

Forrest has been appointed by Factory Estates and Fred Done’s Salboy to build the £28.2m CituNQ residential development on the corner of Tib Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Designed by architect IDP and project managed by Artal, the nine-storey development is made up of 183 one- and two-bedroom apartments with luxury penthouses. The scheme will feature ground-floor commercial units, rooftop gardens, internal courtyard and 24/7 concierge service.

The site of CituNQ is the former NCP level car park bounded by Tib Street, Church Street, Joiner Street and Bridgewater Place. Planning approval was received in February and Forrest will start on site imminently. Euan Kellie Property Solutions advised on the planning application.

The scheme follows Forrest’s work in delivering M-One Central for Factory Estates, a new-build high-rise development on Great Ancoats Street, which is scheduled to complete this autumn.

Chris Bowman, managing director at Factory Estates, said: “We are delighted to be starting work on this prominent prime residential development site in the heart of the Northern Quarter. The final scheme, due in early 2019, will be an exciting new addition to this part of the city including over 14,500 sq ft of retail and leisure premises and 183 luxury apartments.”

Forrest is undergoing a turnaround after admitting a £26m accounting error and making 30 staff redundant in the first quarter.

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Why all this obsession with this ghastly salmon coloured cladding?

By Elephant

What a shame that no attempt has been made to replace the mature trees currently on the site.

By Aaron

A £26m accounting error? Oh my word. So it could come in under or over budget then………….

By Shane

Could they nor build this one on Oldham Road, or somewhere else where it would fit in better?

By Manc P

How to ruin Manchesters northern quarter with one decision. It looks horrible.

By Cultural Vulture