Renaker hires Sidlow from Allied London

James Sidlow has joined Renaker from Allied London to lead on the developer and contractor’s masterplan at Great Jackson Street in Manchester.

Sidlow was previously project director at Allied London and worked on the company’s residential development pipeline at St John’s, which included a 54-storey tower featuring 400 apartments; this was pulled by the developer in January this year.

Allied London had also planned to build 1,400 homes at Trinity Islands, including what would be Manchester’s tallest tower, but sold the site to Renaker in October last year, as first revealed by Place North West.

Prior to joining Allied London, Sidlow spent nearly eight years at Deloitte Real Estate where he rose to become assistant director focussing on development and transactions.

At Renaker, he will lead on the developer’s plans for Great Jackson Street, initially focussing on the first two phases of Crown Street: the 52-storey Elizabeth Tower, featuring 484 apartments, and a neighbouring 21-storey block, which will deliver a combined 664 homes.

Facilities available to residents will include a gym, rooftop gardens, a pool on the 44th floor, and 24-hour concierge; and there will also be medical space, a public park, and an educational facility delivered as part of the scheme.

Crown Street sits within Manchester’s Great Jackson Street framework area, which is effectively earmarked for tall residential development, also including Renaker’s Deansgate Square scheme.

The masterplan is set to deliver more than 5,500 additional apartments across towers of more than 50 storeys.

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