Victoria Riverside Manchester
Park View will be the first of the three towers to come forward at Victoria Riverside

Northern Gateway rebrands as Victoria North

Dan Whelan

Far East Consortium and Manchester City Council’s 390-acre masterplan will now be known as Victoria North, a move that aims to “create a sense of place”, according to Gavin Taylor, regional general manager at FEC in Manchester.

“The Northern Gateway has served us well as a name as we shaped plans for the area’s regeneration. But as we begin to bring forward development this year, it’s the right time to start creating a sense of place for what will be a significant new district in Manchester, as well as an identity that people can engage with,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the first apartments within the developer’s 634-home Victoria Riverside scheme have hit the market. 

One-, two- and three-bedroom flats within the 26-storey Park View, one of three towers that make up the project, are being marketed to investors by First Property International, a subsidiary of FEC. 

Plans for Victoria Riverside, located on the former Angelgate site within the Red Bank neighbourhood, were approved last September but work on site has not yet started. 

As well as Park View, the scheme features the 37-storey Crown View, and City View, which is 18 storeys tall. 

The developer predicts that construction of Victoria Riverside will complete in 2024, alongside the first phase of the proposed City River Park, 113 acres of green space that incorporates St Catherine’s Wood and the River Irk. 

Nearby, FEC is also developing the 756-apartment Meadowside scheme, while MCR Property Group has lodged plans to build 1,200 homes across nine buildings on Gould Street.

Northern Gateway Development Map March 2020

Victoria North could deliver up to 15,000 homes over the next 20 years

The £4bn Victoria North project, which aims to create 15,000 homes north of Victoria train station over the next 20 years, is made up of seven neighbourhoods; Collyhurst Village, Collyhurst South, New Cross, New Town, Red Bank, Vauxhall Gardens, and Smedley Dip & Eggington Street. 

Taylor added: “When taken together, Victoria North’s seven neighbourhoods are greater than the sum of their parts and we want there to be a sense of cohesion between them.

“Each area will have its own unique characteristics, meaning we can celebrate the rich identities of existing communities that we’re passionate about preserving alongside new ones that we’re excited to be creating.” 

Plans for 244 homes at Colyhurst Village have been lodged with Manchester City Council, while a consultation on proposals for 30 homes at Collyhurst South is underway. 

Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, said: “The name Victoria North roots the development over the next 15 to 20 years in Manchester, representing the 155 hectares of regeneration potential from Victoria Station in the city centre into north Manchester and to up to Queens Park.  

“We are at the beginning of an incredibly exciting phase of history for this part of Manchester and with some eagerness to see how this potential unfolds.” 

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That’s some major regeneration. The fact that they are giving such a significant area to green space is to be applauded .

By Cityscape

A sensible name change.

By DJW

Is anything planned for the huge car park on Rochdale Road on the right as you go towards Collyhurst?

By Elephant

It absolutely fantastic and sensible organisation and excellent green space in city it very important. I’m very happy with plans for skyscraper and green space. Hope have a good one

By Mr G J Kitchener

It’s good to see such significant regeneration actually getting under way especially in these challenging times.

By Simon

I would like to know if these major developments are specifically being constructed for the expected influx of people fleeing Hong Kong ?
It is important that the developers pay the Council Tax when the properties are ready to be occupied and they are not just left empty like a property developers scam.

By Paul Griffiths

Victoria North is a far more fitting name. There are far too many gateways leading to other gateways.

By Gateway to the world

Good to see strong move on green space, its the city’s achilles heel, and something you suspect post-COVID is going to a vital ingredient in staying competitive.

By Rich X

Where is the travellers site on Dantzic St. going to be relocated to ? Before I buy an Apartment I would like to know

By George Roberts

Is New Town area going to be all High Rise luxury apartments and what is the time scale for completion ?

By George Roberts

The space is already predominantly green. It’s actually being made less green. I was kind of up for this when I first moved to the next area along. However, seeing all of the trees getting chopped down on Rochdale Road has really made me angry.

By Laura