Full groundworks are due to begin within the next fortnight at Elliot Group’s 34-storey PRS scheme The Residence in Greengate, the developer has said.
Six weeks of intensive archaeological surveys have been satisfactorily completed, and main contractor Forrest will take over the site in the coming weeks.
The 300-apartment Residence will be split between a 14-storey and a 34-storey tower, on a plot next to the River Irwell in Salford.
Elliot Lawless, director of Elliot Group, told Place North West: “It’ll be all systems go within a few weeks. For a scheme of this size there’s inevitably a bit of prep work, but once we get cracking progress is quick. It won’t be long before we’re changing the city’s skyline.”
Completion is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is Elliot’s maiden project in Manchester, with multiple schemes underway in Leeds and Liverpool.
The professional team on The Residence was appointed last summer, after Elliot acquired the site already with planning permission for the Jeffrey Bell-designed towers, previously known as Norfolk Court.
Clancy is the structural engineer, Abacus the M&E designer and the Manchester studio of Falconer Chester Hall is project architect.