Ground Broken at The Barrel Yard

Site clearance works have now started at The Barrel Yard, Forshaw’s latest development forming the second phase of the award-winning Queen’s Brewery scheme.

Barrel Yard provides a variety of options for residents including 17 townhouses of 3-4 bedrooms and 25 apartments of 1-3 bedrooms. The development offers attractive, sustainable homes for those who want to live close to the city centre but desire a quiet, secure environment. The communal area, private courtyards, private and shared parking spaces ensure compliance with the required amount of amenity space: each townhouse has a front and rear garden with private parking space, while for the apartment block there is a communal garden and car park.

The existing building, Hydes Brewery which sits adjacent to Barrel Yard has directly influenced the design and development of the scheme. Attention has been paid to the use of similar materials matching the original brick work. The homes are arranged around an organic environment to avoid repetition allowing for perspective to constantly change. The interior specification of the houses and apartments is to a high and modern standard.

Already more than 80% sold, there are a few remaining units available for reservation, contact us for further information or download the brochure at the following link.

Ancoats Named ‘Hippest’ Place In The UK By Travel Website – And They’re Right – Lovin Manchester

Seems like the rest of the World is waking up to what Ancoats has to offer, an oasis of calm on the edge of the best City to live within the UK (not just our opinion, check The Economist’s Intelligence Unit Global Liveability Survey for 2015 and 2016). Ancoats is becoming a destination in its own right and referenced in the San Francisco Chronicle as being a ‘must-see’ for visitors to Manchester.

Shoreditch move over – and Camden be damned. There’s a new hipster capital in the UK – and it’s in Manchester.

Source: Ancoats Named ‘Hippest’ Place In The UK By Travel Website – And They’re Right – Lovin Manchester

We’d already switched on to the attraction of Ancoats in 2014 when we acquired the buildings on George Leigh St that would become Alumni. Forming 20 apartments from the conversion of the former St Michael’s School and a new block on the site of the old Two Terriers Public House. Each apartment has been carefully designed to offer the best of the space available, high-ceilings, mezzanines and unique spaces in the conversion and generous, well-specified apartments in the modern addition.

The last few apartments remain available at Alumni, with 2 and 3 bedroom apartments available from £300,000 and a stunning 3 bedroom duplex with attic terrace available at £495,000.

Contact our Agent, Julie Twist, for further information at the following link:

Julie Twist – Alumni Buildings

Alumni Apartments Featured in Premier Construction

Forshaw’s development of the Alumni Apartments in Ancoats Urban Village on the fringe of Manchester City centre has been featured in Premier Construction Magazine, the flagship publication of ROMA Publications Ltd. This superb full-colour A4 magazine features construction projects from across the UK and profiles the industry’s most innovative companies.

As well as up-to-date news, features and reviews of construction projects, Premier Construction includes articles on travel, health and safety, new products and innovations and government legislation. The magazine provides a one-stop-shop for construction industry information in an eye-catching, interactive format.

Premier Construction has built up a focused client readership of 15,000 people including all the main decision makers in the construction industry. Their audience includes major contractors, construction companies, sub-contractors and suppliers, local government and local authorities, architects, quantity surveyors, mechanical and electrical engineers and structural engineers.

Click the image below to read the article.

Bardsley to Construct Halo Apartments

Forshaw are delighted to confirm that Bardsley Construction have been appointed as contractor on our Halo Apartments development in Manchester City centre. Following a two-stage tender process, two contractors were selected to progress to the second stage from the initial bids received. Having worked closely with them throughout the tender process and technical design stage we were impressed by both Contractor’s approach to collaborative working and input into the scheme. Ultimately however we selected Bardsley on the basis of their competitive pricing, programme planning and overall proposals and look forward to them delivering a successful project on our behalf.

Bardsley are a long-established Company, with over 50 years of experience in construction with offices in Manchester, Leeds and Keele. An award-winning contractor they have received over 40 accolades in the past decade alone. More information can be found on their website here.

The last few remaining units at Halo are available for purchase with prices starting at £210,000 for a 2 bedroom apartment. Contact us for further details.

Halo Manchaster