Islington Wharf Phase 4
The first phase of Islington Wharf comprised 500 homes

Plans readied for next Islington Wharf phase

Dan Whelan

Waterside Places, the joint venture between Muse Developments and the Canal & River Trust, is preparing to submit an application for the final phase of its residential project in Manchester.

The scheme would occupy a plot on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Old Mill Street next to Central Retail Park. It would comprise two blocks of 11 and 16 storeys each, providing 106 one- and two-bedroom flats.

An additional 2,100 sq ft of ground floor commercial accommodation would also be provided, most likely for a shop or cafe, together with 20 car parking spaces and 106 cycle spaces. 

A public consultation on the proposals was due to be held today but was cancelled as a result of the Government’s warnings against social interaction amid amid the national health crisis.

A spokesperson for Savills, the planning consultant for the project, said the initial intention was to submit the plans by the spring, and that, while it is still aiming for then, the date could change.

If approved this year, the scheme is targeted to complete by 2022.

The project team includes Savills as planning consultant, Ryder as architect, Buro Four as project manager, Hydrock and Hannan Associates as engineering consultants, and Rider Levitt Bucknall as quantity surveyor.

The first phase of Islington Wharf completed in 2008 and brought 500 residential units to the market. The second phase followed in 2015, delivering a further 46 homes.

The £15m, 101-home third phase topped out in June 2018 with residents moving in the following spring.

Eric Wright was lead contractor on the second and third phase of the project but no contract has yet been awarded for the construction of the final phase.



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Boring beyond belief!

By Steve

People shouldn’t be living so close together in towers like this, people need space and outdoor space.

By Dan

Oh, how exciting….

By Aaron

Dan – if everybody had lots of outdoor space they would need to drive everywhere and then you’d be complaining about traffic congestion. Having people living and working at high densities means they can walk/cycle everywhere and reduce congestion on our streets. Do a bit of reading into town planning principles – start off with Jane Jacobs. It will make your posts more educated.

By Anonymous

They will have great views of the great ancoats street car park…

By Ju

How do you sleep at night if you’re involved in this sort of crap?

Sorry for sounding unprofessional, but I think individuals working for the companies listing should reflect on the duty they have to communities and future generations beyond the developer paymaster and first occupiers. Agreed people need outdoor space – also a generous amount of internal space – perhaps someone from the team can confirm dimensions of the smallest units and the average?

By Do better

It looks fine. Honestly PNW readers love a moan about anything.

By Disgruntled Goat

No balconies? Seriously? Where do these poor tenants go for a breath of fresh air?

By Balcony watch

Manchester again? When can we have some news about Liverpool?

By Michael McMoanalot

Dear Mr Anonymous, Please don’t talk down to Dan like that. It’s rude. And think on, Dan might be right and you might be wrong.

By James Yates

TBF on Anonymous it would be mutually beneficial for both Dan and James Yates to research why apartments and high density living exists.

The comments section would be slightly less unbearable.

By Jak

Looks solid enough, decent filler. Not bad at street level.
Wouldn’t look out of place in NYC :)

By Anon