Partners come together to celebrate progress at Islington Wharf

26.10.22 3 min read by Ryan Devlin

Waterside Places – our joint venture with the Canal and River Trust – recently welcomed partners Latimer, Manchester City Council and Homes England on site at Islington Wharf, in the heart of Ancoats, to celebrate progress on the final phase of homes.

The visually-striking 11 and 16-storey buildings – designed by Ryder Architecture and being built by our sister company, Morgan Sindall Construction, with support from apprentices from Manchester City Council – on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Old Mill Street, will provide 106 homes, a Sainsbury’s supermarket and beautifully curated public spaces.

Tom Webber, senior development manager, said:

We’re really proud to welcome partners and the fantastic apprentices from the council on site, who together have significantly contributed to the transformation and positive regeneration of the area.”
The final phase of Islington Wharf represents the last part of our masterplan that began in 2005 to create a vibrant and diverse waterside community in partnership that’s close to Manchester city centre, with stunning public spaces along the banks of Ashton Canal for everyone to enjoy.”

Richard Cook, group director of development for Clarion Housing Group, said: “We are incredibly proud to be delivering more than 100 quality new homes at this prime canal-side site in Manchester. This project demonstrates our commitment to providing vital affordable homes in the city, and we are looking forward to working with Manchester City Council and our partners to create more new mixed-tenure communities for generations to come.”

Cllr Gavin White, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and development, said: “New Islington is a regeneration area of international renown and it should be considered an exemplar of neighbourhood transformation. This includes creating opportunities for our residents to gain vital experience in the construction sector, which will allow them to take advantage of employment opportunities in the city – and share in the success of the city’s continued growth. We also welcome the shared ownership properties at Islington Wharf, increasing opportunities for Manchester people to get a foot on the property ladder in an affordable way.”

The wider Islington Wharf regeneration has transformed an unloved area into a vibrant waterside community, with 348 stunning homes specifically designed to blend both the heritage of the area and its aspirations for the future.

 

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