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Assael Architecture designed the plans, which are now being implemented by Salboy. Credit: via Mountview Communications

Salboy buys Boddingtons site from Realty

The developer is readying for an early 2023 start on building 556 homes on the Dutton Street plot, which sits next to Manchester College’s city centre campus.

Salboy purchased the three-acre site from Realty Estates for an undisclosed price. JLL and Kuits represented Realty Estates on the deal.

The site is currently being used as a car park and was the former home to Boddington’s Brewery before it was demolished in 2007.

Planning permission for 556 homes and 31,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space was secured for the area in February 2019. At that time, the project was being put forward by developer Prosperity UX Manchester who had an option to acquire the site from Realty Estates. However, the developer was unable to start construction before going bust in May 2021.

Now, Salboy has recruited partner company Domis Construction to build the project, which has a GDV of £195m. When complete, there will be five buildings on the plot, including a 26-storey tower. Residential amenities include rooftop terraces and landscaped gardens.

Salboy said it will be revising the 2019 plans to bring the project in line with modern requirements.

The scheme was designed by Assael Architecture, with URBAN as the landscape architect. Deloitte was the planning consultant who secured permission in 2019. The project team also included Wardell Armstrong, Hilson Moran, Gleeds, Future City, Urban Bubble, Cushman & Wakefield, and SK Transport.

Noting the project’s proximity to Manchester College, Salboy said it anticipated the unnamed project would be popular among students and young people.

Simon Ismail, co-founder and managing director of Salboy, said: “We are delighted to be the new owners of the Boddingtons site – an ideal location for urgently needed regeneration thanks to its close proximity to city centre leisure, business, higher education, and transport links.

“The future of this site has been the subject of local speculation for too long and we are excited to mobilise construction as soon as early 2023 to bring more sought-after homes to people who want to work, live and study in Manchester.”

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Closer look at the ground view of Salboy’s Boddingtons Brewery project. Credit: via Mountview Communications

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Great news, now they need to try and sort out the counterfeit street and Strangeways for further expansion of the city centre developments.

By Anonymous

Good on you Salboy. Quietly getting on with delivering.

By Simon

Unreal development, can’t wait! Eeeeek

By Ibrahim Akhmal

Are these the correct pictures for that site? Confused as I though this was another development above the college. Very happy if they are though, love these designs.

By Bob

    Hi Bob! These are the correct images – you probably recognise them from when we wrote about the project’s approval in 2019, which was before Salboy got involved. – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

nice and close to the beautiful parade of shops opposite strangeways!

By salford boy

This is good news. It’ll finally get built now. hopefully Salboy stick fairly closely to the approved design.


News out today that Manchester Council have petitioned the department of justice to have Strangeways relocated outside Manchester would only further enhance the area albeit that must be seen as long term

By Tomo

From a Balcony standpoint, there’s not much going on is there!

By Balcony Monitor

Great news. Love this design and Salboy will definitely get the job done, knowing their track record! Hopefully the bottom of Bury New Road will be CPO’d and flattened asap to make way for more development

By Steve

the plans for this area over the coming decades are truely amazing. if they deliver on everything they will rid that bit of north manchester from the crime ridden blight it has been for so many years.

By james

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