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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.

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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.

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Forrest wins £20m contract with X1

Forrest has been appointed by X1 to deliver its £20.1 million new build private rented sector (PRS) scheme – a 19-storey tower in Salford Quays.

The development, X1 The Gateway, will consist of 191 luxury one and two bedroom apartments, with views overlooking the Quays and Manchester city centre from its location on Trafford Road.

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Forrest Appointed to £725 Million Frameworks

Contractor Forrest has been appointed to three new-build frameworks across the north, collectively worth up to £725 million over four years.

Forrest’s appointment to the Innovation Chain North West framework, valued at £500 million, will involve construction of residential-led developments across the north for a number of housing groups including Great Places. Forrest is one of eight contractors appointed to all three lots and contracts are expected to be in excess of £1.5m each.

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Forrest Wins Development Framework

The Procurement Hub, part of the Places for People Group, has introduced its latest OJEU-compliant framework for development contractors, offering housing and public sector organisations efficient connection to skills and advice, to help speed up building projects.

With housing associations and Local Authorities under increasing pressure to build more homes and improve service provision in an era of reduced funding, the free-to-join Development Contractors Framework will allow public sector members to directly appoint a first ranked contractor – saving time and financial resources – or complete further competition for contracts.

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Forrest Appointed to Develop £12.6m Residential Scheme

Contractor Forrest has been appointed to deliver M-One Central, a £12.6 million new build high rise development in the heart of Manchester, for Factory Estates Limited.

The Great Ancoats Street scheme will comprise 119 one and two-bedroom apartments over 12 storeys, in addition to communal spaces including a roof-level terrace, a ground-floor gym for residents and a new landscaped public square.

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Forrest appointed to deliver second phase of £24M PRS scheme

Forrest has been appointed to deliver the second phase of X1’s £24.4 million X1 Eastbank development in Manchester city centre, named X1 The Plaza.

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Forrest commences the next phase of homes to be built in Ordsall as part of the £100m regeneration scheme led by LPC Living

Some 99 homes will be built in total during phases four and five at Hulton Square. The phases comprise 16 three bedroom town houses and 83 one, two and three bedroom apartments being built by Forrest and designed by architects MPSL and are scheduled for completion in autumn 2016.

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Forrest’s Queens Court Wins National Environmental Award

Queens Court affordable housing scheme in Widnes, which contractor Forrest developed alongside Denovo Design for Halton Housing Trust, has been awarded a bronze in the national Green Apple Environment Awards.

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Forrest Completes £3.3m New Build Scheme in Salford

Forrest has completed a £3.3 million new build social housing contract for City West Housing Trust.

The 15-month project included the construction of 39 new affordable homes spread over three sites, including one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows and family houses.

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