Work has started on site at Urban & Civic’s Manchester New Square, bringing activity once again to the long-stalled site at the junction of Whitworth Street and Princess Street in Manchester city centre. Lendlease was appointed as main contractor in April.
The scheme will comprise three residential blocks of between 12 and 15 storeys, each with retail/restaurant units at ground floor. In total, the scheme will offer 351 one, two and three bed apartments.
The Carding Building is the first building in which apartments are being made available off-plan. Completion is expected at the end of 2019.
The site was acquired by Urban & Civic in 2014, having previously been brought forward by Donal Mulryan’s West Properties under the Origin brand. Along with the Renaissance hotel site on Deansgate, also now owned by Urban & Civic, it was put up for sale by NAMA in 2011.