Plans readied for next Islington Wharf phase

Waterside Places, the joint venture between Muse Developments and the Canal & River Trust, is preparing to submit an application for the final phase of its residential project in Manchester.

The scheme would occupy a plot on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Old Mill Street next to Central Retail Park. It would comprise two blocks of 11 and 16 storeys each, providing 106 one- and two-bedroom flats.

An additional 2,100 sq ft of ground floor commercial accommodation would also be provided, most likely for a shop or cafe, together with 20 car parking spaces and 106 cycle spaces. 

A public consultation on the proposals was due to be held today but was cancelled as a result of the Government’s warnings against social interaction amid amid the national health crisis.

A spokesperson for Savills, the planning consultant for the project, said the initial intention was to submit the plans by the spring, and that, while it is still aiming for then, the date could change.

If approved this year, the scheme is targeted to complete by 2022.

The project team includes Savills as planning consultant, Ryder as architect, Buro Four as project manager, Hydrock and Hannan Associates as engineering consultants, and Rider Levitt Bucknall as quantity surveyor.

The first phase of Islington Wharf completed in 2008 and brought 500 residential units to the market. The second phase followed in 2015, delivering a further 46 homes.

The £15m, 101-home third phase topped out in June 2018 with residents moving in the following spring.

Eric Wright was lead contractor on the second and third phase of the project but no contract has yet been awarded for the construction of the final phase.



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