Manchester Life, One Cutting Room Square, Manchester

Stylish high-quality apartments in the upcoming area of Ancoats
Manchester Life Development Company
28 Apartments & 3 Town Houses
April 2018
Chapman Taylor


Eric Wright Construction has been appointed as the main contractor on the Manchester Life One Cutting Room Square project.

This development brings a selection of stylish 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments along with three townhouses to Manchester Ancoats.

The striking red brick of One Cutting Room Square blends visionary architecture and bespoke construction with the historic buildings and open space of Cutting Room Square.

The new nine-storey scheme will be constructed with a steel frame and includes a multi-storey car park and a commercial unit to the ground floor.

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waste-recycled   99.8% Waste Recycled                                 ccs-score   37/50 Considerate Constru ctors score

Key Challenges

The main challenges on this development involve the City Centre location of the site. We are also working adjacent to other contractors, making planning and communication of the upmost importance.

The site is of historic interest with preconstruction archaeological surveys and ongoing monitoring.

The new building is located adjacent to occupied structures; therefore we are implementing noise and vibration reduction solutions and working closely with the neighbours to ensure the minimum of disruption.

Added Value

Value has been added to this scheme through value engineering opportunities such as replacing the specified concrete frame with a structural alternative.

We have also ensured the use of apprentices, local labour and the local supply chain whilst delivering this project.

Client Feedback

“One Cutting Room Square is going to be a transformative development for Ancoats. The residents’ courtyard and onsite facilities & services will make this a flagship rental property for the area, and the anticipated commercial tenants will provide exciting new options for Ancoats residents. Eric Wright have a track record of delivering sophisticated urban developments, and we’re looking forward to completing this special development within Ancoats.”
Marty Edelman
Executive Chairman, Manchester Life Development Company

Get in Touch

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