The 35-storey Manchester tower has 417 apartments and three floors of amenity space.
The Vita Group and Greater Manchester Pension Fund project is part of the residential element of the mixed-use Circle Square development in Manchester. Vita Living North opened its doors earlier this month, after main contractor Sisk concluded work on the site.
Funding for the tower came from a consortium of lenders including Natwest, Lloyds Commercial Real Estate and the Greater Manchester Housing Fund.
Vita Living North includes a private dining room known as The Astronomer. Located on the 35th floor, it has a roof terrace and is available for events.
“We’re delighted to be joined by our equity partner The Greater Manchester Pension Fund and senior lenders from Natwest, Lloyds Commercial Real Estate and the Greater Manchester Housing Fund to officially open Vita Living North,” said Mark Stott, chief executive officer with Vita Group.
“They’ve been with us on this journey from the start and without them, huge regenerations projects such as this, simply couldn’t be delivered,” Stott continued. “Circle Square has been radically transformed over the last five years creating a thriving community with Vita Living at the very heart of it all. It makes me incredibly proud to see all the hard work which has gone into, planning, funding, and building this great space come to fruition.”
Cllr Brenda Warrington, chair of GMPF said: “Circle Square is one of the finest regeneration projects in Manchester. The transformation of the former BBC site is truly astonishing. The stunning Vita Living apartments create a real community at the heart of this amazing new development. Funding from GMPF to projects such as this provides both a good return for our member’s pensions, whilst also delivering a positive economic and social regeneration impact on the city.”
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