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Manchester Life Update: John Sisk & Son Ltd appointed as main contractor to construct 302 rental apartments on New Union Street, the first New Islington site within Phase One of Manchester Life.

August 28, 2015

sisk_groundbreakingManchester Life Development Company has appointed John Sisk & Son Ltd as main contractor for the first of six development sites within Phase One of the Manchester Life initiative, which in total will see more than 900 predominantly privately rented homes developed in East Manchester, helping to meet the growth in demand for high quality accommodation in the city and support the emergence of new neighbourhoods.

Sisk were appointed based on their ability to deliver on Manchester Life’s target to set a new benchmark for residential property development in Manchester, as well as their strong commitment to safety, sustainability and economic regeneration. These commitments align with Manchester Life’s ambition to support the sustainable redevelopment of Ancoats and New Islington.

Planning Permission was granted in July 2015 for the redevelopment of the currently vacant New Union Street Site, with the project designed to meet the pressing need for well-managed rental homes, with outstanding levels of customer service, communal spaces and a range of amenities and facilities on site. The project includes commercial units on the marina front, which will be accessible to the public.Site work is expected to start in October 2015, with apartments ready for occupation in the autumn of 2017.

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