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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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Mulbury and DXI help Brownies earn engineering badge

A Southport Brownie group got up close and personal with diggers and tippers on a local building site last week.

In a bid to support the Brownie group with their efforts to earn the ‘I could be a Civil Engineer’ challenge badge, Mulbury and its remediation contractor, DXI, invited the group to a site visit at their latest development next to Southport Hospital.

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Go-ahead for third phase of Preston affordable homes scheme

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Plans to build a third phase of affordable homes on a former industrial site in Preston have been approved.

Mulbury has been given permission to build 34 affordable homes at a site in Geoffrey Street, Ribbleton, on behalf of Adactus Housing Group.

Two earlier phases of development on the site, which lies next to the New Hall Lane gateway into the city, have already delivered 119 homes. The latest phase includes 24 houses and 10 apartments and will take the total number of homes on the site to 153.

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Plans in for new homes at Prestwich Golf Club

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Plans to create 17 new homes on a parcel of land owned by Prestwich Golf Club have been submitted.

Mulbury has submitted proposals for the bespoke homes which would be built on an area of the course next to Kersal Road in the south-west corner of the golf club site.

Designed by Calderpeel Architects, the detached and semi-detached homes will be made available for private sale under the Mulbury Living brand.

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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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Four new housing starts for Mulbury

Mulbury is due to start work on four new housing schemes in the North West worth around £30 million.

The projects will see a total of 245 new homes built on sites in Southport, Salford, Warrington and Partington.

The schemes will take the number of homes currently under construction by Mulbury to around 650. Mulbury also has a further 550 units in the pipeline for the next 12-months.

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New recruits and promotions for Mulbury

Mulbury has made three senior promotions and recruited 15 new staff following sustained growth across the business.

Kevin Morris has been promoted to construction director, David Wroe becomes development director and Stuart Redfern has been named head of commercial.

Meanwhile, Nick Legget has joined the company’s Mulbury City division as development manager and will be based at its offices in Piccadilly Place, Manchester. Nick joins Mulbury from Countryside Properties where he helped deliver mixed-use schemes, including a major PRS development.

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Mulbury wins consent for new homes in Reddish conservation area

Mulbury has been granted planning permission for a scheme of 14 homes in the historic Houldsworth Conservation Area in Reddish, Greater Manchester.

The homes, to be situated in a new cul-de-sac off Harrogate Road, will be marketed for private sale under the Mulbury Living brand. The site is adjacent to the 19th century Victoria and Elisabeth Mills.

The red-brick townhouses will offer a mix of three and four-bedroom properties arranged in two terraced rows. The development offers on-site parking provision with two spaces for each property.

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