Green light for next phase of New Islington development

A CGI of Bowler's Yard

The latest phase of development at New Islington, Manchester, has been approved by the city council.

Scarborough International Properties, in a joint venture with Metro Holdings of Singapore and Hualing Group of China, has been granted detailed planning consent for the development of residential scheme Bowler’s Yard.

Scarborough will soon be appointing contractors with a view to starting construction early next year with completion expected in mid-2022.

The development will comprise 62, one- and two-bedroom apartments over levels one to nine, designed by CJCT Architects, with the ground floor providing a double-height residents’ entrance hall, bicycle stores and undercroft electric car charging points.

The apartments will be light, airy, spacious and completed to a high specification with full-height glazing and balconies to every apartment.

There will also be a ‘pocket park’, communal gardens for residents.

The development is located next to the New Islington Metrolink stop and within five minutes’ walk of Piccadilly railway station and the centre of Manchester.

New Islington is a vibrant community and offers good amenities for residents, including schools, a nursery, a gym, shops, bars and a health care centre.

Bowler’s Yard represents the third phase of residential development by Scarborough, Metro and Hualing at New Islington, following Milliners Wharf, which completed in 2010, and the Hatbox, which completed in Spring 2016 and sold out before the building completed.

Nicola Wallis, sales & marketing director at Scarborough, said: “This is great news and we are looking forward to getting started.

“Bowler’s Yard will be an exciting addition to the popular residential area of New Islington.

“Each of the apartments will have a high specification and have been designed to maximise the natural light and space. We will start pre-marketing the apartments in the Autumn.”

She added: “Bowler’s Yard is our fourth scheme in the city with Milliners Wharf and the Hatbox completed, and we are well under way with Middlewood Locks with the first phase completed and now home to more than 650 residents and the second phase nearing completion.

“To date, Scarborough has delivered more than 1,000 new homes in Manchester and has a further 546 under construction.”

Paul Kelly, development director at Scarborough, added: “We are very pleased with the support we have received from Manchester City Council.

“Bowlers Yard is another opportunity for Scarborough and our international partners to create a high-quality, residential scheme in one of the UK’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and progressive cities.

“It underlines not only our commitment to deliver our major residential and mixed-use developments, in a dynamic city where there is strong demand for housing, but also Manchester’s attractiveness to international investors.”