Contractor Graham has handed over Weavers Quay, a 201-apartment build-to-rent scheme for developer Manchester Life in New Islington.
The project, including a mix of 64 one-bedroom flats, 127 two-beds and 10 three-beds, has handed over three weeks ahead of schedule after starting in June 2017.
Designed by architect Buttress, the development features a part 10, part-four storey block on Old Mill Street. It forms part of Manchester Life’s wider development of New Islington and Ancoats, which to date has seen the developer deliver 155 homes for private sale along with 860 homes to rent.
Graham is one of three contractors on Manchester Life’s construction framework alongside Eric Wright Group and John Sisk & Son. Graham is also delivering the nearby Murrays Mills project, which was hit with a nine-month delay and ran significantly over its September 2018 completion date.
Other projects Manchester Life is delivering include New Little Mill, which features a façade retention of a listed building along with new-build; this is being delivered by Eric Wright.
Other schemes in the area, including Sawmill Court and blocks at New Union Street, were delivered on-time by contractors Eric Wright and John Sisk & Son respectively.
Manchester Life is a joint venture between Manchester City Council and Manchester City FC owners Abu Dhabi United Group.
The developer’s chief operating officer Jennifer Bendik said: “Manchester Life’s mission is to redefine the standards of Manchester’s rental market by delivering outstanding homes and customer service for Manchester’s professional population.
“The pace of lettings is a demonstration of the desirability of Weavers Quay and the New Islington waterside location.”