Excelsior Works


Location: Manchester

Client: GMI Construction

Value: £3.5 million

Duration: 53 weeks


Cidon Construction were appointed for the concrete works package at the eight-storey development in Manchester. The project, for new client GMI Construction comprised of 108 apartments, which will be marketed for private sale. The scheme will transform the site of the former Excelsior Mill printing and book binding works next to the Bridgewater canal.

Cidon's relationship with developer Mulbury City on previous projects was fundamental in the decision for this this project award.

Excelsior Works offers a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with basement parking included. The former printing mill had been unoccupied for many years, and had to be demolished in 2015 following a partial collapse of the structure. It is one of the last vacant sites on this stretch of the Bridgewater canal to be redeveloped.