Port Street


Location: Ancoats, Manchester

Client: Bardsley Construction Ltd

Value: £4.5 million

Duration: 43 weeks


Following a successful delivery at the X1 Aire project in Leeds, repeat client Bardsley Construction awarded the substructure and superstructure package to Cidon for this £28m project.

The first PRS scheme in the North for developer Mulbury, this scheme of 135 apartments over 2 buildings went ahead at the Port Street site on the edge of Manchester's Northern Quarter.

The 8 to 14 storey block of apartments were mainly one and two bedroom, with an extensive communal rooftop garden and balconies. The ground floor included a reception and lobby areas as well as 6,000 sq ft of commercial office space.


  • Logistically challenging city centre location where significant forward planning was required.
  • Building footprint to cover the entirety of the site.
  • High rise construction with coordinated interface and follow on trades.
  • Use of safety fans on the perimeter to protect the public and follow on trades beneath.