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Weavers Quay

Redefining Manchester's rental market

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Project Overview

Client Man Life
Project Value £28m
Expertise Building
Sector Residential
Timeline June 2017 - July 2019
Location England - North
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Project Summary

Part of Man Life's mission to "redefine the standards" of the city's rental market, Weavers Quay is a stunning new waterfront residential development in New Islington. Completed on budget and three weeks in advance, the build-to-rent property comprises a total of 201 units - 64 one-bedroom, 127 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom apartments. The development also includes 64 car parking spaces, a 24/7 concierge, secure cycle storage and a club room for tenants. Aesthetically, the aluminum cladding, a unique blend of coloured panels, has created a chequered look with mirror highlights adding to the striking appearance of the building as they subtly respond to the constantly changing sky.

The detail

A 10-storey development nestled in Old Mill Street, Weavers Quay is at the "heart of a regeneration scheme" that is transforming the area into a "chic" European style thoroughfare. Its marina-side location, situated within the emerging Ancoats Ward, provides a desirable central Manchester location with immediate and easy access to the city's employment, amenities and transport networks.

Beginning in June 2017, our enabling works programme encompassed site clearance, service diversion and demolition works, before construction of the concrete frame 10-storey building commenced. The stunning appearance of the waterfront building has been achieved thanks to lightweight metal composite cladding that blends a palette of brushed aluminium, brilliant mirror, anthrazit grey, dark grey metallic and champagne metallic.

Notably, we undertook a range of community initiatives while delivering the project, including the provision of support for local charities such as Manchester Mind, the Frost Foundation, local food banks and Prostate Cancer UK.

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Man Life's mission is to redefine the standards of Manchester's rental market by delivering outstanding homes and customer service for Manchester's professional population. The pace of lettings is a demonstration of the desirability of Weavers Quay and the New Islington waterside location

Jennifer Bendik, Chief Operating Officer, Man Life