The developer and contractor are now working together across three schemes in Salford and Manchester with the partnership’s latest venture, the 25-storey Victoria House on Great Ancoats Street, due to begin in September.
Forshaw Land and Property’s 177-apartment project forms part of the Piccadilly East masterplan and is to be constructed on land currently occupied by Manchester Safe Deposit Centre, which is in the process of relocating to New Cross.
The company’s move will free up the site for Domis – the construction arm of developer Salboy – to start work later this year.
Speaking to Place North West, Forshaw director Lyndon Forshaw said his firm was in discussions with other developers active within the Piccadilly East regeneration zone, including Capital & Centric and Packaged Living, about drawing up plans for an area of public space.
Capital & Centric is delivering the 275-bedroom Leonardo Hotel, while Packaged Living recently won approval for its 350-apartment build-to-rent scheme the Castings.
Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, Forshaw drafted Domis in to complete its £12m Waterhouse scheme in Ordsall after previous contractor CPUK collapsed last year, while further up the River Irwell the construction firm has also been selected to build the developer’s Derwent Plaza scheme.
Forshaw lodged revised plans for the River Plaza project late last year, scaling back previously approved proposals for a 180-apartment project by 50 units.
The Bolton-based developer is delivering the Ordsall schemes alone while it is progressing Victoria House as part of a joint venture with Salboy, an agreement that was inked last October.
A statement from Salboy on the Victoria House joint venture, said: “We have the ability to act quickly bringing the finance, construction skills and sales through Salboy International that will enable the swift delivery of this high-quality residential building.”
Designed by SimpsonHaugh, Victoria House was one of several major developments to be approved by Manchester City Council’s three-person planning panel last summer, set up to decide planning applications during the first Covid-19 lockdown.