Fec Top Out Gate Stile Meadowside
From left: Westfields' Mark Peatfield and Robert Todd, FEC delivery director Nick Whitehouse and regional GM Gavin Taylor

Westfields tops out FEC towers

Neil Tague

Contractor Westfields Construction has reached the highest point at The Gate and The Stile residential buildings at developer Far East Consortium’s £200m Meadowside development in Manchester.

Due for completion in autumn 2021, the 22-storey Gate and 17-storey Stile buildings provide a total of 286 one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses with concierge, gym, residents’ lounge and terrace overlooking Angel Meadow.

Gavin Taylor, FEC’s regional general manager, said: “Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic in 2020, we continue to push forward, with the topping out of The Gate and The Stile representing the latest important milestone for our Meadowside scheme. It is the first major project and residential community being delivered by FEC and its construction partners in in the region.”

James Varley, managing director of Westfields Construction, added: “As we chalk off key milestones and look ahead to project completion, we are grateful to FEC for the opportunity to deliver their landmark scheme at Angel Meadow.”  

The first part of Meadowside to reach completion is expected to be Mount Yard, a 12-storey building scheduled to complete in April 2021. FEC set up a contracting arm to deliver the project following the collapse of Bardsley Construction.

Meadowside is part of the Northern Gateway, an investment partnership between FEC and Manchester City Council to deliver a masterplan comprising more than 15,000 new homes across the north side of the city centre over 15 to 20 years.


CGI of the completed Gate and Stile buildings

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Not a single balcony on either of the two blocks. Is this supposed to be sustainable housing?

By Balcony watch

Nice scheme. Feels like Manchester is really getting it’s residential product right now.

By Derek

Looks good .The FEC are really piling investment into Manchester. Very welcome.

By Cityscape

Good news… Mcc are on a roll !

By Mick

Agree about the balconies… Could have been some on the park side elevation. Looking forward to seeing these finished and the improvements to the public realm and Angel Gardens too

By Steve