Around two-and-a-half years after the scheme secured planning permission, work is due to get under way to build a mixed 10, six, and four-storey development on Manchester’s Red Lion Street.
The mixed-use site will include the retention of the façade of the former Bull’s Head pub on Union Street, while the remainder of the site will be cleared to create a residential building ranging between six and 10 storeys, along with an interconnected four-storey building, and around 2,000 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor.
The blocks will include 38 apartments, all of which have been pre-sold. Contractor Gemdale is on board to deliver the project with Gary Usherwood Associates as architect.
Plans were approved for the project in December 2016. Enabling works are set to begin in the coming months with the build expected to take 60 weeks.
The site covers a plot opposite the Abel Heywood pub and the development is being brought forward by Union Square Manchester, which lists four directors – Jenny Dong, Na Li, Allan Stables, and Alex Taylor – at Companies House.
Dong and Li are also directors at London-based company Deals Investment Limited, which controls more than 25% of Union Square Manchester.
The professional team also includes Paul Butler Associates; AA Projects; Pell Frischmann; Omega Fire; Bachy Soletanche; and SWF Consultants.