Author Archives: James Alderson

Mulbury secures £20m Wellesley Group backing for Excelsior Works scheme

Excelsior Works

Mulbury has secured £20.1m of development finance from Wellesley Group to build its Excelsior Works scheme in Castlefield, Manchester.

The development of 108 apartments, being marketed for private sale, is due to start on site in May. A contractor will be appointed in late March.

The scheme will see the vacant site of a former Excelsior book-binding works in Hulme Hall Road transformed into a high-quality, eight-storey development adjacent to the Bridgewater Canal.

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Port Street topping out ceremony – Photo gallery and timelapse video

Mulbury and M&G Real Estate’s Port Street PRS scheme had its official topping out ceremony on Friday December 1.

Working with Regenology, we’ve made a stunning timelapse video of the project so far, which shows the concrete frame being erected and the building reaching its highest point.

We’ve also compiled a selection of photos from the event, which took place on the 12th storey of the 15 storey building, high above Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

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Topping out for Mulbury and M&G Real Estate’s £27m Port Street scheme

Mulbury has officially marked the ‘topping out’ of the Port Street private rented sector (PRS) development of 135 apartments in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The £26.7m scheme, which is funded by M&G Real Estate, reached its highest point at 15 storeys today with VIP guests helping contractors to pour the last section of the building’s concrete frame.

Staff from Mulbury were joined by representatives from M&G Real Estate, main contractor Bardsley Construction, frame contractor Cidon Construction, and other members of the project team for the event.

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Mulbury secures backing from DTZ Investors for £30m Manchester PRS development

Mulbury PRS Blossom Street

DTZ Investors has provided Mulbury with funding for a £30m private rented sector (PRS) apartment scheme in Ancoats, Manchester.

The development of 143 apartments, which gained planning consent in January 2017, will be built on the corner of Blossom Street and Great Ancoats Street. It marks DTZ Investors’ first investment in the North West build-to-rent market.

Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the scheme will see the construction of two separate buildings, one eight-storeys and one seven-storeys, providing a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as three townhouses.

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Port Street PRS development is building momentum


Construction work is progressing well on Mulbury’s £27.6m scheme of 135 private rented sector (PRS) apartments in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

Over the last few weeks, work on the foundations has been completed, the tower crane has been erected and the building is now starting to come out of the ground.

In this site update video, James Alderson, head of Mulbury City, explains the benefits of the PRS model and what the Port Street scheme will offer to residents.

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Mulbury submits plans for £26m Castlefield apartment scheme

Mulbury Castlefield apartments

Mulbury has submitted plans to build a luxury apartment scheme on the site of the derelict Excelsior Mill in Castlefield.

The £26m scheme for 108 apartments will see the site of the former printing and book binding works in Hulme Hall Road transformed into a high-quality eight-storey development adjacent to the Bridgewater Canal.

The scheme, designed by Tim Groom Architects, provides a solution for a brownfield site which has been vacant since the building partially collapsed in July 2015 and had to be demolished.

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Approval for Mulbury’s Ancoats PRS scheme

Mulbury has been given the go ahead to build 143 apartments in Ancoats, Manchester, aimed at the private rented sector.

The £30m development, on a 0.24-hectare site at the junction of Blossom Street and Great Ancoats Street, was approved by Manchester City Council’s planning committee today (January 12).

It will see the construction of two separate buildings, one eight-storeys and one seven-storeys providing a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as three townhouses. There will be ground floor reception and concierge areas, around 400 square metres of commercial space, and car parking and cycle spaces.

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Mulbury reveals £250m Manchester PRS pipeline

Visual of proposed Mulbury Homes scheme in Great Ancoats Street - Aerial view web

Mulbury has revealed plans to build 1200 new private rented sector (PRS) homes in the centre of Manchester over the next three years.

Mulbury begins work on its first PRS scheme at Port Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter next month and is also at an advanced stage of planning for its second scheme in nearby Ancoats.

It is also looking at a number of other sites in the Northern Quarter, Ancoats and New Cross areas of the city over the next three years. Its current PRS pipeline is worth £250m in terms of property value and represents £150m of construction contracts.

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