Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) has been appointed by real estate developer and investor Scarborough International Properties to build the second phase of the £1bn Middlewood Locks development in Salford, Greater Manchester, England.
The second phase will comprise four buildings, up to 10 storeys high, with 546 apartments totalling 360,129ft², as well as ground-level parking and landscape gardens that will provide connectivity with public realm and park space surrounding the canal, the central feature to the development.
The first phase was completed in October 2018.
The overall Middlewood Locks scheme will provide 2,215 new homes and 900,000ft² of commercial space, including a hotel, gym, restaurants and retail.
The scheme, which includes public green space, will be developed around three basins of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, which connects to the River Irwell and is located near the central business district and retail amenities of Manchester city centre.
BCEGI lead director Dongwen Yu said: “We are delighted to be appointed as the contractor to deliver the second phase of Middlewood Locks development.
“Having successfully worked together on the first phase of this fantastic scheme, we are proud of our role in helping Scarborough to transform the Middlewood Locks area from a plot of empty land to one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the city.
“This project has not only witnessed the true partnership spirit in action at all levels between BCEGI and Scarborough, but also with the local council, schools and the wider community.”
A joint venture comprising Delancey Oxford Residential, APG and Qatari Diar has confirmed the forward-purchase of over 800 rental homes at Middlewood Locks, to be managed by its Get Living platform.
Scarborough deputy chairman and joint CEO Simon McCabe said: “We are delighted to again be working with BCEGI which was our contractor on Phase 1 which has been a great success.
“The new contract will support jobs and will provide much needed residential space to the local region.
“Our commitment to Phase 2 is further testimony to Scarborough’s collaborative approach and our strong track record in delivering large-scale projects throughout the country.”
Image: Middlewood Locks Phase 2 in in Salford. Photo: Courtesy of Beijing Construction Engineering Group.