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Forrest Wins Fourth Major Project with X1

Forrest has been appointed to deliver another major Salford development for developer X1, named X1 The Landmark.

Designed by DK Architects, the development will consist of 191 one, two and three bedroom apartments, together with two, three and four bedroom townhouses. It will also feature a double-height gym, residents lounge, courtyard garden, concierge and secure parking.

The £31.2m scheme is the fourth contract Forrest has been awarded by X1. The business completed phase one of X1 Eastbank project last year, and is currently onsite at X1 The Plaza and also X1 The Gateway.

Tim Waters, senior project manager at Forrest said: “Building on our successes on similar projects for X1, our appointment to this scheme further strengthens our presence in delivering high-quality city centre living. The scheme will act as the gateway leading into the Middlewood Locks development in Salford so it’s a key scheme for the improvement of the wider area”.

Melissa Green, regional operations director at X1 said “We are hugely excited to see this project starting on site, and to continue building on our strong relationship with Forrest.

This will be a fantastic development with a really interesting array of apartments and townhouses and the level of finish, such as the 2.4m high windows to all apartments, will lift the bar for quality in the area.

Demand has been great, and we have already sold most of the apartments.”

Apartments in X1 The Landmark were released for sale earlier this year by property consultancy Knight Knox.

Andy Phillips, commercial director at Knight Knox commented: “X1 The Landmark is a superb development in an enviable location close to Manchester city centre – it is no surprise that it has already proven to be so popular! Potential buyers are urged to contact Knight Knox sooner rather than later to avoid missing out on this outstanding development.”

For any sales enquiries, contact Knight Knox on 0161 772 1730.


A move into Extra Care for Forrest

Forrest has been appointed to deliver a £10.8m extra care scheme for the ForViva Group.

The Withens, designed by JDA, is an extra care and dementia scheme to be built on open ground in Stockbridge Village, Knowsley. The scheme comprises a 64 unit extra care scheme, as well as 26 bungalows. It will also include a dementia lounge, multi-functional room and restaurant.

This facility will provide a lifeline for an increasing number of people and their families, bridging the gap between health, social care and housing services, allowing residents to enjoy a good quality of life for longer whilst living independently in their own home.

The scheme will start on site in September with completion earmarked for February 2019.

Ted Macdougal, Divisional Director at Forrest, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by ForViva to deliver this exciting project into the heart of the Stockbridge Village community. This will be a transformational investment by ForViva and we are pleased to have the opportunity to deliver these wonderfully designed new homes which will improve the lives of so many”.

Nigel Sedman, Director of Investment and Regeneration at ForViva said “We are proud to be bringing forward the first development in Stockbridge Village in nearly a decade, and delivering the kind of high quality supported housing that offers a scarce and much needed lifeline for vulnerable people living in the community who want to continue to live independent lives”.


Forrest appointed to £28.2M Northern Quarter Residential Development

Forrest has been appointed to deliver a £28.2m residential development in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, known as ‘CituNQ’ on behalf of Tibst Ltd, a joint venture between Factory Estates Ltd and Salboy Ltd.

Designed by architects IDP and project managed by Artal, the nine storey development will consist of 183 one and two bedroom apartments with luxury penthouses. The scheme will also feature ground-floor commercial units, rooftop gardens, internal courtyard and 24/7 concierge service.

The site of CituNQ is the former NCP level car park bounded by Tib Street, Church Street, Joiner Street and Bridgewater Place. Planning approval was received in February and Forrest will start on site imminently.

The scheme follows Forrest’s work in delivering M-One Central for Factory Estates, a new build high rise development on Great Ancoats Street, which is scheduled to complete this autumn.

Allan Smith, Project Director at Forrest said, “This exclusive development, sat within the Smithfield conservation area, will sensitively continue the regeneration of the vibrant Northern Quarter.”

Chris Bowman, Managing Director at Factory Estates Ltd said, “We are delighted to be starting work on this prominent prime residential development site in the heart of the Northern Quarter. The final scheme, due in early 2019, will be an exciting new addition to this part of the City including over 14500sqft of retail and leisure premises and 183 luxury apartments”.


Forrest starts on site at New Mills

Contractor Forrest has started on site to deliver 37 new homes in New Mills, Derbyshire for The Guinness Partnership.

The £4.2million scheme will be known as ‘Marsh Mills’ and will provide homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. 62% of the new properties are affordable, more than twice the policy requirement, which will help address the need for affordable homes in New Mills


Forrest completes London residential conversion project

Forrest has completed a £2.5 million private rented residential conversion project, Fonthill Mews, in Finsbury Park for LPC Living.

Work on the firm’s first residential scheme in the capital, included the conversion of an existing commercial building to provide 22 residential properties within a mews setting. The development also included the addition of single storey contemporary extensions, complete with roof top terraces to 11 properties.


Forrest finishes Hulton Square homes for LPC Living

Salford-based developer LPC Living has completed the final phase of its Hulton Square project in Ordsall, with the construction of 99 homes by contractor Forrest.

Designed by Manchester-based architects, MPSL, the houses have been built on a site overlooking Ordsall Park, and are made up of a mix of townhouses together with one, two and three bedroom apartments.


Forrest completes development of affordable rental homes for Plus Dane Housing

Bolton-based contractor Forrest has completed the development of 23 homes for affordable rent in north Liverpool for Plus Dane Housing.

The development in Everton Brow features a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats, located on a newly-created road called Yeoman Close.


Forrest completes development of affordable homes for RBH

Eleven Rochdale families are settling into their new RBH homes, following the completion of 11 affordable rent houses on Queens Drive in Kirkholt, Rochdale.

Bolton-based contractor Forrest constructed the homes in partnership with RBH to meet a clear housing need for two-bedroomed homes in the Kirkholt area.


Forrest completes phase one of £11m X1 Eastbank development

Forrest has completed construction of the £11 million first phase of X1 Eastbank scheme.

The eight-storey building, directly off Great Ancoats street, features 111 buy-to-let high-specification one, two and three bed apartments, which have been sold entirely off-plan.

Forrest’s completion of phase one at X1 Eastbank is the first of three schemes the business will deliver for X1, in contracts totalling £55.5 million.


Forrest completes £2.8m development of affordable homes

Forrest has completed the £2.8m development of affordable homes for Yorkshire Housing at Lamb Lane in Monk Bretton, Barnsley.

The company, based in Bolton, constructed 24 two and three bedroom family homes and bungalows on the site of a disused library, and will provide good-quality low cost homes in a popular area.