Hong Kong developer, Far East Consortium, has selected three contractors to deliver the initial phase of revised plans to develop its £200m MeadowSide residential development in Manchester
Hertfordshire-based contractor Westfields Construction has joined China Zhejiang Construction Group Hong Kong to deliver a double plot on the planned £200m MeadowSide scheme in the Noma district, while Bardsley Construction will deliver a single building plot on the opposite side of the site.
The MeadowSide development will provide 756 apartments and penthouses, bordering Angel Meadow, the city’s largest green space and part of the 20-acre NOMA neighbourhood north of Manchester city centre.
It spearheads the Northern Gateway, an investment partnership between Far East Consortium (FEC) and Manchester City Council to deliver more than 15,000 new homes across the north side of central Manchester over the next decade.
Northern Gateway is forecast to generate more than £1bn of investment by unlocking the development potential of more than 300 acres or 13m sq ft of land from north of Victoria station through to New Cross, the Lower Irk Valley and Collyhurst.
Bardsley Construction also starts work on Mount Yard, a 12-storey building, offering a mix of flats and townhouses.
Gavin Taylor, Manchester-based Regional General Manager at FEC, said: “MeadowSide is the first step towards the groundbreaking regeneration of the Northern Gateway breathing new life into the biggest green space in central Manchester.
“Our contractors have been chosen for their ability to deliver pioneering schemes and together we will create an exciting new residential community for Manchester.”
Ged Rooney, pre-construction director at locally-based Bardsley Construction, said: “Our appointment by FEC to deliver Mount Yard at MeadowSide provides a local and global partnership as we work with an international property developer to create a new community around Angel Meadow, extending the city centre northwards with a landmark development that will represent a major part of the NOMA neighbourhood.”