Work can now begin on The Fairfax, 488 apartments in Manchester’s Piccadilly East district, after the council issued a final decision notice more than a year after approving the project.
The scheme, designed by Jon Matthews Architects, is made up of two towers of 29 and 23 storeys and was first unveiled in 2017 by a joint venture between developer Olympian Homes and investor Aecom Capital.
Aecom’s construction arm, Tishman, was lined up to construct the build-to-rent scheme but it is unclear if the investor is still involved in the project.
The final sign off for The Fairfax comes at a period of heightened activity in Piccadilly East, following the approval of Packaged Living’s The Castings and the formation of a JV between Forshaw Land and Property and Salboy to deliver the 23-storey Victoria House.
Elsewhere within Piccadilly East, Capital & Centric is on site delivering its 275-room Jenga-style Leonardo hotel.