The English Cities Fund has celebrated the completion of the final phase of build to rent apartments at The Slate Yard, at the increasingly diverse New Bailey scheme in Salford. At 21 storeys high, the development, which has been forward funded by Legal & General, is the largest of the three Slate Yard towers and has delivered 199 high-quality apartments, including 98 one-bedroom, 81 two-bedroom and 20 three bedroom homes.
Its completion marks another significant milestone for New Bailey, which has ended the year on a high, following the recent completion of office development Two New Bailey Square, as well as the 175,000 square feet pre-let to BT at Four New Bailey.
As with the first two phases of The Slate Yard, residents in the third building will have access to a number of communal facilities at ground floor level including a gym and exercise studio, as well as a private dining room with a fully-equipped kitchen which can be booked out for private events.
Morgan Sindall Construction was the appointed contractor on the scheme. Its focus on providing a social and economic boost to the local area as part of its work meant 51% of the team, 696 people, that delivered the project were from Greater Manchester.