The developer has submitted plans for an 11-storey apartment block as the third and final scheme in New Islington at Bowler’s Yard, following Milliner’s Wharf and Hat Box.
The vacant site was previously used as a compound for the construction materials on the other neighbouring developments. Subject to approval, Scarborough will build 64 apartments and communal area on the ground floor.
This third phase of the development at Bowler’s Yard is being brought forward under FairBriar, a joint venture in which Scarborough International Properties holds a 50% stake, with Metro Holdings of Singapore and Hauling Group of China controlling 25% each.
Planning advisor Zerum said: “Manchester city centre is expanding outwards and significant investment is changing areas such as New Islington and Ancoats, which are now considered a more integrated extension of the city centre to the east.
“New residential developments have vastly improved the street scene and vibrancy of these areas, which are popular with individuals seeking to live close to Manchester city centre and the opportunities it offers. This development will further contribute to the ongoing investment in this part of the city, which is a priority area for Manchester City Council, especially in delivering residential accommodation of appropriate densities.”
Nicola Wallis, sales & marketing director at Scarborough, said: “Bowler’s Yard will be an exciting
addition to the popular residential area of New Islington.
“Scarborough has a strong commitment to Manchester and Bowler’s Yard is our fourth scheme in the city. Milliners Wharf and the Hatbox have been completed, and we are well underway with Middlewood Locks
with the first phase completed and now home to more than 650 residents and the second phase
The scheme was designed by architect Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher.