£28m Salford Quays development tops out

Property investment consultancy Knight Knox and developer X1 have celebrated the topping out of X1 The Gateway, a £28m residential development in Salford Quays.

Representatives from both companies, as well as main contractor Forrest, recently gathered on top of the 20-storey, 191-unit scheme to mark the construction milestone.

X1 The Gateway, which comprises studio to three-bedroom apartments, will provide premium living in Salford Quays, one of the UK’s busiest rental markets.

Residents will also be able to make use of amenities such as an on-site gymnasium, a management office and secure bicycle storage, while parking will be available for selected units.

The development is within walking distance of MediaCityUK and the Salford Quays waterfront, with the nearby Metrolink tram station allowing easy access to Manchester city centre.

First launched in February 2016, and selling out in December of the same year, X1 The Gateway follows in the footsteps of the neighbouring X1 The Exchange, which is completed and fully occupied.

Andy Phillips, commercial director at Knight Knox, said: “We have a big presence in Salford Quays and are delighted to announce the topping out of X1 The Gateway.

“It will complement our existing developments in the area and bring more high quality accommodation to an area that doesn’t have enough to meet demand.

“The ongoing growth of MediaCityUK and the wider Salford Quays locale ensures that developments like X1 The Gateway are sure to be popular with residents far into the future.”

Melissa Green, operations and regional director at X1, said: “With X1 The Exchange proving so popular since its completion in June 2016, we are excited about the progress of X1 The Gateway.

“We are looking forward to welcoming residents to the development upon completion and being able to provide even more homes for people in this busy market.”

Ross Latham, project director at Forrest, added: “Marking the milestone of topping out on this significant scheme is a time for the entire project team to come together and celebrate progress to date.

“The ceremony was held on the rooftop, with fantastic views of Salford Quays, and all attendees signed their company names onto the concrete core, which will remain on the building for years to come.”