Muse appoints JLL on Northern Quarter flats

Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed by Muse Developments to sell the 77 apartments in the next phase of the Smithfield regeneration scheme in Manchester's Northern Quarter.

Construction is underway by Galliford Try of the residential phase, called One Smithfield Square, designed by Mark Weintraub Architecture & Design. Ryder is the project architect during delivery.

There is a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments for sale and more than 6,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space.

Muse has also committed to an initial stage of shell restoration and refurbishment of the grade 2-listed building known locally as the Mackie Mayor building owned by Manchester City Council.

Stephen Hogg, lead director, regional residential at Jones Lang LaSalle, said: "The market has been waiting for a scheme like One Smithfield Square to be developed in the Northern Quarter for a long time now. The area has matured into one of the best parts of the city – almost a village in its own right – but the supply of new apartments has not kept pace with the area's growth.

"One Smithfield Square will provide us with some very contemporary, new and exciting apartments. The architecture alone provides some clues to how cutting-edge these units will be. JLL has had a huge number of enquiries already and we expect the first release to sell off-plan very quickly."

One Smithfield Square is due to be completed in October 2014 and is being delivered by Ician Developments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Muse Developments, in partnership with Manchester City Council. The Homes & Communities Agency invested £6.5m towards the scheme through the Get Britain Building fund.

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I love the Northern Quarter and the rustic look but it’s nice to know that there are going to be some new buildings around. Nice story.

By Grace