With the help of its three 58m cranes, visible from across the city, Manchester New Square has been coming out of the ground at a rate of one floor per month throughout 2018.
Construction commenced in spring 2017 and the scheme is due for completion September 2020. The cores in two out of the three buildings are now fully topped out and the final building, Calico, is currently at Level 6. Bathroom pods have been installed to 180 apartments and the installation of brick faced, pre-cast concrete facades continues apace. In total 460 concrete panels have been manufactured and the first two levels on building three have been installed on site.
When complete, Manchester New Square will comprise three individually designed, 12–15 storey buildings around a landscaped square. The scheme includes 250 secure underground car parking spaces, cycle storage, private gym, residents’ lounge and 24-hour concierge.
“Working closely with Urban&Civic, Lendlease is proud of the positive progress that has been made in delivering this ambitious three-tower residential scheme. We have now hit an important milestone in the construction timeline with the starting of the buildings’ facades. The transformation of the site – left as an unfinished basement for many years – into a premier residential scheme is fantastic for the city.”
Simon Gorski, Lendlease Executive General Manager, UK Region