Manchester Life One Vesta Street Development, Manchester

New Contemporary Apartments and Townhouses in Manchester City Centre
Manchester Life Development Company
171 properties
February 2020


The One Vesta Street development will provide new, contemporary apartments and townhouses for sale in an accessible city centre location.

Manchester Life Development Company has adopted the Manchester Residential Quality Guidance to deliver 171 new homes in a distinctive project sympathetic to its surroundings. With an emphasis on place-making these high quality dwellings offer outstanding city living next to the Ashton Canal.

The scheme comprises of 54 one-bedroom apartments, 98 two-bedroom apartments, eight three-bedroom apartments, five three-bedroom duplexes, three four-bedroom duplexes, three four-bedroom townhouses and parking.

The apartment block offers a central lobby and amenity area at its heart, designed to bring its residents together.

The project is consistent with the approved Ancoats and New Islington Neighbourhood Development Framework, and will complement the wider regeneration initiatives already delivered and support further planned investment and enhancements in New Islington.


Key Challenges

Key challenges on this scheme include:

  • Working adjacent to the Ashton Canal
  • Maintaining access to existing pedestrian routes
  • Responding to changes in level between the site, Old Mill Street and the Ashton Canal Basin
  • The existing Live Electricity North West (ENW) substation and dilapidated building adjacent to it
  • Vesta Street cul-de-sac limits vehicle movements
  • Restricted city-centre site working adjacent to several other live developments and occupied residential and commercial premise

Added Value

EWC has worked closely with the Client to provide value engineering alternatives which are both cost and time saving and also offer improved quality. An example of this has been the rationalisation of the groundworks, which involved additional site investigation and adjustment in levels. Additionally EWC suggested an alternative rainscreen which was investigated through a factory visit and visit to the manufacturer’s showroom to ensure suitability. By altering the modular layout of the scheme EWC were able to minimise waste and maximise material coverage.

Throughout the build EWC will ensure the use of apprentices, local labour and the local supply chain to deliver this project.  

“‘As major residential developers, we are working hard to ensure that everything we do is right for the community.’ ”
Marty Edelman
Executive Chairman, Manchester Life Development Company

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