Sheppard Robson designed the scheme. Credit: via Edelman Smithfield

PIC’s £130m Manchester resi tops out 

Vinci Construction has reached a milestone on the 520-home New Victoria scheme, Pension Insurance Corporation’s first venture into build-to-rent. 

Working alongside developer Muse, PIC invested £130m to fund the construction of the two-tower Manchester project in September 2020.  

Almost two years on, the Sheppard Robson-designed development has now topped out. 

“We’re incredibly proud to mark the topping out of our first build-to-rent development,” said Tracy Blackwell, chief executive at PIC. 

“PIC has invested £600m so far in similar projects around the country, and we look forward to investing considerably more as our business continues to grow and we seek to back the pensions of our policyholders with long-term, secure cashflows.” 

Vinci Construction is the main contractor. Credit: via Edelman Smithfield

David Burkinshaw, development director at Muse Developments, added: “Our work here is transforming an underutilised gateway site that needed regeneration, into a vibrant place that provides much-needed homes in the city centre, alongside some of the best amenities around.  

“This can only be achieved in partnership with like-minded businesses, who share a common goal to deliver the best for the community.” 

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