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Southvalley Estates Limited invites you to provide feedback on the emerging development proposals on the former Gasworks, located between Gould Street, Bilbrook Street and Bromley Street, Manchester.  The City Council has earmarked this site for new residential development as part of its Northern Gateway initiative.

The Gasworks New Town will be an exciting new urban neighbourhood providing around 1,200 dwellings plus new commercial units, a brand new park located off Gould Street, landscaped areas and enhanced public realm and new pedestrian and cycling routes through the site.  The regeneration of the site, which currently falls short of its potential, will contribute towards place-making within the Northern Gateway.  It will transform a former industrial site that has been used for surface car parking for at least five years.

Who are Southvalley Estates Ltd?

Southvalley Estates Ltd are part of the MCR Property Group, the owner of the former Gasworks.  MCR Property Group is a real estate investment and development company focused on the strategic acquisition and repositioning of commercial, residential, industrial and retail assets across the UK.   Their goal is to deliver no less than the most optimal results for all parties and they have an excellent track record of delivering a variety of large-scale schemes, with a focus on residential, commercial, retail and cultural uses.  

In particular, MCR Property Group have worked on and are working on a number of development schemes across Greater Manchester, including within Manchester City Centre, Didsbury, Altrincham and Alderley Edge.  This includes:

  • Hotspur Press, Cambridge Street, Manchester: a residential-led, mixed use redevelopment for 171 apartments plus ground floor commercial units and new park;
  • 9 Portland Street, Manchester: comprehensive refurbishment of a Grade-II listed warehouse to provide modern offices; and
  • 2 Harter Street, Manchester: residential conversion of a Grade II-listed paper warehouse into 22 apartments.

They therefore have a wealth of experience of working within Greater Manchester and see Manchester as a key location for future investment and are helping to drive increased confidence and renewal in the city.

More details on MCR Property Group are available here.