Islington Wharf Phase 3, Ancoats

Brand New Residential Development Overlooking the Ashton Canal
Waterside Places
101 Units
March 2019
JM Architects


This scheme is the third phase of a four phased master development providing a new residential neighbourhood within walking distance of Manchester City Centre.

Waterside Places have appointed Eric Wright Construction to undertake the design and construction of Islington Wharf Phase 3, which comprises of three residential blocks.

Block A (ground plus 9 storey unit):

  • 1 Bedroom apartment – 29 Total
  • 2 Bedroom apartment – 34 Total

Block B  (ground plus 4 storey unit with a mix of town houses and units):

  • 1 Bedroom apartment – 6 Total
  • 2 Bedroom apartment – 9 Total
  • 2 Bedroom duplex – 6 Total
  • 3 Bedroom Town House – 4 Total
  • 4 Bedroom Town House – 3 Total

Block C (ground plus 2 storey town houses):

  • Block C – 2 Bedroom Town House – 5 Total
  • Block C – 3 Bedroom Town House – 5 Total

In total there will be 101 units with associated hard and soft landscaping, ground floor communal space, parking for 23 cars, 10 cycle storage and refuse area.

The completed scheme will provide outstanding, high quality accommodation.

Our works also consisted of constructing a new retaining wall to the canal and repair works to a Grade II listed bridge.

Key Challenges

This development is on a very restricted, tight site bound by a main road, canal and public access way. The site is also surrounded by the two other phases of the overall development which are now occupied.

Full consideration has been given to each of the logistical issues and a logistics plan put in place to ensure minimum disruption and maintained access at all times.

12 weeks prior to PC the client changed the specification of the balconies, EWC worked with the design team to implement the changes without impacting on the completion date.

Added Value

Value has been added to this scheme through the use of value engineering resulting in a number of cost savings. One of our proposals involved substituting the original podium with a met frame for a traditional construction method on both Blocks B and C. We also offered alternative external finishes, reviewed the M&E packages and substituted the lintels and balustrading with similar products of equivalent quality.

We have also added value to the scheme during construction by contributing to the local community through the use of a local supply chain and opportunities for apprenticeships and work placements.

“Islington Wharf is a brand-new property development in the heart of Ancoats Manchester, blending urban living with creative charm.”

Get in Touch

For all enquiries, please get in touch with the team here at Eric Wright.