Developer Urban Splash has completed 17 canal side town houses on Piercy Street, towards the north-eastern side of its residential scheme in Manchester.
The Piercy Street homes were the latest phase of modular construction at Urban Splash’s New Islington neighbourhood. They are located at the junction with Carruthers Street, close to the company’s Stubbs Mill and Chips buildings, and face the Ashton Canal.
The buildings were manufactured at the House by Urban Splash factory in Alfreton, and the exact design and layout of the three-storey, 1,500-sq ft properties are to be selected by residents.
House by Urban Splash delivery director Chris Shaw said: “Just a year ago, this patch of land was completely run down and attracted antisocial behaviour. Now, like the rest of New Islington, it has a new lease of life.”
“This now bustling neighbourhood of New Islington has joined together the Northern Quarter and East Manchester, and has given Mancunians somewhere new to live, work and play.”
The main contractor on the scheme was Artez and the architect was Shedkm. NJL was the planning consultant for the scheme.
Urban Splash said today it has also agreed a deal with housing provider Great Places Housing Group to increase the proportion of affordable housing provision at New Islington to 31%.
Four of the properties at Piercy Street are to be marketed as shared ownership by Great Places by its first-time buyer division Plumlife Homes. A total of 60% of the Piercy Street town houses have been sold to date.
Each of the shared ownership homes offers the same specification as the open market homes and feature three or four bedrooms as well as a private terrace, car parking and access to the Piercy Street residents’ garden overlooking the Ashton Canal.