Salboy celebrates topping out milestones at two landmark central Manchester schemes

Salboy celebrates topping out milestones at two landmark central Manchester schemes

Phase One of Salboy’s flagship mixed-use scheme, Viadux, reaches highest point, along with Victoria House, Salboy’s Ancoats-based development

Salboy Group, the nationwide property development and funding company, has ‘topped out’ at two of its largest residential sites to date, both of which will bring hundreds of new homes to central Manchester buyers and tenants. 

Both towers were designed by renowned local architects Simpson Haugh to celebrate the best that city centre living has to offer to Manchester’s increasingly young, professional and international population. 

Together with its dedicated construction partner, DOMIS, Salboy has reached the highest point on the 40-storey residential tower that forms the major part of Phase One at Viadux, Salboy’s largest and most ambitious mixed-use development to date. 

Once complete, the Viadux tower will be home to residents spread across its 385 spacious one and two bedroom apartments and penthouses. All residents will have access to some of the city’s most modern and desired amenities including elevated terrace gardens, gym, private lounge, bar and cinema, and will find themselves in easy walking distance from city-centre living and multiple transport links.  

Victoria House, a scheme developed in partnership with Forshaw Group, is a 25-storey tower that will bring 177 new homes to Piccadilly Central, one of Manchester’s most lively, young and in-demand inner-city neighbourhoods. Combining a community park, co-working spaces, residents’ lounge and gym, Victoria House is targeted at young professionals forging their careers in Manchester. 

Construction schedules remain on track with practical completion expected on both sites by Q2 2024. As Manchester continues to attract considerable, above-average demand for quality housing, approximately 95% of properties in both schemes have already been sold. 

Simon Ismail, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Salboy, comments: “Topping out on any development is always an exciting moment. It’s an important opportunity to celebrate what’s come before to get to this point, and a chance to really get a sense of the scale and size of the finished scheme to come. To top out on two schemes on target and on budget at the same time is doubly thrilling. Manchester’s young, vibrant community deserves high quality spaces to enjoy and make their homes in, and we’re excited to deliver two more of these to them in the not-so-distant future.”

This news follows the recent announcement from Salboy that groundworks have commenced on Waterhouse Gardens, another major central Manchester scheme located on the site of the former Boddingtons Brewery. The development will bring 556 new homes aimed at young professionals and students to a regenerated area and is scheduled to complete by Q2 2026. Additionally in early October, Salboy and its joint venture partner Relentless Developments revealed that their £400 million St Michael’s development will be home to the W Manchester Hotel and W Manchester Residences after striking a luxury branding agreement with global hotel business Marriott International. 

Carmen Ching, Head of Sales at Salboy adds: “Salboy and DOMIS’s track record for delivering high quality residential projects for Manchester has proven popular with buyers. It’s great to see both Viadux and Victoria House on track for completion in 2024.”

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