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VIDEO | Islington Wharf reaps rewards of collaborative approach 

Morgan Sindall Construction is nearing the completion of the final phase of Waterside Places’ residential masterplan, a project that is providing 50% affordable homes in Manchester city centre. 

Place North West was shown around the 106-home development on the day project partners gathered to celebrate the scheme reaching its highest point. 

Waterside Places, a joint venture between Muse Developments and the Canal and Rivers Trust, is developing Islington Wharf phase four, which is due to complete next year. 

Shaun Jones, area director at Morgan Sindall Construction and Tom Webber, senior development surveyor for Muse Developments spoke to Place senior reporter Dan Whelan about how the collaborative approach taken by stakeholders has allowed the project to progress during economic uncertainty. 

Islington Wharf phase four is located off Great Ancoats Street in a rapidly expanding area of the Manchester city centre.  

More than half of the apartments within the Ryder-designed building will be available for shared ownership. The 50% affordable provision is the result of the project being acquired by Latimer, the development arm of Clarion Housing Association, last year.

As well as providing much-needed city centre affordable homes, the project partners are also pushing to generate as much social value as possible on site. 

More than 100 local people from central Manchester are working on the project and 15 apprentices and trainees are involved in the scheme. 

You can learn more about the project, the social value it has generated, and how work is progressing by watching the video at the top of this article.  

Can’t see the video? You can watch it on the Place North West YouTube channel.


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