Mulbury City News

GMI Construction appointed to £26m Excelsior Works development

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Mulbury has appointed GMI Construction as the main contractor on its £26m Excelsior Works development in Castlefield, Manchester.

The eight-storey development of 108 apartments, being marketed for private sale, will transform the site of the former Excelsior Mill printing and book binding works next to the Bridgewater canal.

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

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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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Creating a legacy for the Guardian of Ancoats

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During August, work to prepare the site of our private rented sector (PRS) apartments development in Blossom Street, Ancoats, begins.

This means the former electricity substation that faces Great Ancoats Street, and the Guardian of Ancoats artwork which adorns its gable wall, will be coming down to make way for the scheme.

While we must say goodbye to the Guardian of Ancoats (the substation having long ago fallen into disrepair), this should be seen not as the end, but the start of a bright new future.

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Mulbury’s £26m Castlefield scheme gets approval

Proposals for a scheme of 108 apartments on the former Excelsior Mill site in Castlefield have been granted planning permission by Manchester City Council’s planning committee.

Mulbury submitted plans at the beginning of April to transform the site of the former printing and book binding works in Hulme Hall Road which lies adjacent to the Bridgewater Canal.

The £26m eight-storey scheme has been designed by Manchester-based Tim Groom Architects. It features one, two and three-bedroom apartments which will be marketed for private sale.

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

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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

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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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Mulbury backs Mustard Tree’s fight against poverty

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Mulbury has signed up to be a supporter of inspiring Manchester-based charity Mustard Tree.

The partnership will see Mulbury take part in fundraising and volunteering initiatives with Mustard Tree whose mission is to combat poverty and prevent homelessness.

Mulbury visited Mustard Tree’s HQ in Oldham Road, Ancoats, to drop off food, warm clothing and toiletries. The items were donated following a collection mobilised by Mulbury staff and the company’s partners and supply chain.

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