Latest Manchester development updates, May 2019

A quick round up of all the key headlines which have occurred over the last month. Latest development data for Manchester is as follows:


- There are now 18,556 homes under construction across central Manchester. No change on April 2019 but up 1,010 on May 2018.

- 2,183,269 sqft of office space is under construction across central Manchester. No change on April 2019 but up 1,107,567 sqft (+51%) on May 2018.

- 2,723 student accommodation bedspaces are under construction across central Manchester. No change on April 2019 but up 1,526 (+56%) on May 2018.

- 1,917 hotel bedrooms are under construction across central Manchester. No change on April 2019 but up 261 on May 2018.


For detailed data on all developments in Manchester, click here.


Three major residential developments have started on site


The last month has seen spades in the ground for a further 1,298 homes across Trafford, Salford and Manchester. In Trafford, Cole Waterhouse have started construction on 354 apartments in two separate blocks designed by architects 5Plus. Reaching 15 and 18 storeys in height, the two new blocks will offer superb views over Salford Quays and the central Manchester skyline.


In Salford, Vivere Group have started groundworks on a huge scheme designed by Fletcher Rae architects for the city's Regent Road corridor. The development reaches 27 storeys at its highest point but there are also two other blocks 18 and 16 storeys in height.


Meanwhile in Manchester's Castlefield district, developer DeTrafford have started groundworks at their stunning No1 Castlefield development. With 419 apartments, the Ollier Smuthwaite-designed scheme follows the elegant curve of Ellesmere Street, and even has houses on the roof. The ground floor retail/restaurant and bar units are sure to further charge this up-and-coming area.