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Far East consortium opens marketing suite at Meadowside scheme in central Manchester

Potential residents of the £200m MeadowSide scheme bordering Angel Meadow in central Manchester get first sight of show apartments at a marketing suite being opened by developer Far East Consortium (FEC).

Spanning two floors, the 1800 sq ft suite at Angel Meadow will showcase two-bed, two-bathroom apartments in the 22-storey The Gate and 17-storey, The Stile.

Designed by Octink and David Phillips, the theme of the marketing suite is to ‘bring the park inside’ because FEC recognises historic Angel Meadow, the city centre’s largest green space, as a major asset of MeadowSide.

In recognition of the importance of Angel Meadow as an integral element of the development, FEC requires all leaseholders of properties at MeadowSide to pay an annual contribution to its upkeep, maintenance and ongoing improvement in perpetuity.

Due for completion in spring 2021, The Gate and The Stile will provide a total of 286 one, two and three-bed apartments and penthouses with 24-hour concierge, gym, private lounge, terrace, glass facades, public realm and commercial units on the ground floors.

Internally, the apartments are spacious with a range of living accommodation. They have been designed with a view of Angel Meadow, are light and airy with large windows and benefit from designer kitchens, contemporary bathrooms and high-specification throughout.

Apartments at The Gate and The Stile are being marketed by agents JLL and Cushman & Wakefield.

Andrew Bradley-Nixon, senior sales and marketing manager at FEC, said: “The reveal of our apartments at The Gate and The Stile will give potential occupiers first sight of our unique offering of park and city life in central Manchester.

“Our commitment to ensuring all leaseholders at MeadowSide contribute an annual fee to the upkeep of Angel Meadow reflects its status as a core asset at the heart of the entire scheme.”

Julian Cotton, associate director at Cushman & Wakefield said: “Recognised to be an integral first step towards Far East Consortium’s ambitious regeneration of the Northern Gateway, MeadowSide has very quickly become a benchmark residential project within Manchester.

“The opening of the sales and marketing suite, in a style befitting the striking architecture of the scheme as a whole and bespoke finishes of individual apartments, will give prospective purchasers yet further confidence that MeadowSide is unquestionably a standout opportunity”.

The Gate and The Stile are being constructed by a joint venture of Hertfordshire-based Westfields Construction and China Zhejiang Construction Group Hong Kong Ltd.

Greater Manchester-based Bardsley Construction also recently started on-site following its appointment by FEC to deliver Mount Yard, a 12-storey building, offering one, two and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses at MeadowSide.  Unlike the contemporary design of The Gate and The Stile, Mount Yard features traditional brick to complement surrounding mills and factory conversions.

On completion, MeadowSide will provide a grand total of 756 apartments and penthouses across four residential blocks.

The development will feature innovative architecture, inspired by the area’s Victorian and industrial heritage and designed to complement local period buildings. It will boast sustainable designs using recycled and reused materials combined with contemporary techniques, glass facades, red brick and steel.

Landscaped external areas will feature recycled concrete and timber, new walkways, masses of new planting, a lighting scheme and landform terraces for places to relax and enjoy views of the park.

MeadowSide ‘spearheads’ the Northern Gateway, an investment partnership between FEC and Manchester City Council to deliver over 15,000 new homes across the north side of central Manchester over the next decade.

Attendance at the marketing suite is by invitation only, so anyone interested in viewing the show apartments should register at

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