Fiera Real Estate and Packaged Living have secured approval for 352 build-to-rent (BTR) homes and a new public square in Piccadilly East, Manchester. ‘The Castings’ development will comprise of 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments alongside three attractive roof gardens, a residents’ lounge and entertaining suites all opening onto the new square and public realm. The development is the next exciting part of the now established Piccadilly East area, which includes the highly successful Crusader Works by Capital & Centric, and the award-winning Jenga-style Leonardo Hotel.
‘The Castings’ has been designed to meet the pressing need for new homes within Manchester City Centre and will help to enhance the quality of life for the growing population in the area. It will also support new jobs and provide vital investment at an important time. As with all Packaged Living schemes, environmental and social values are at the heart of the design. The development will use sustainable materials to reduce embodied carbon and focus on residents’ wellbeing through social amenity spaces, a gym and bike repair ‘.
The development has been designed by a leading build to rent consultant team including Arcadis, Crookes Walker and Curtins. The architects, award-winning BTR specialists CallisonRTKL (CRTKL), drove the project’s strong resident experience and brought to bear learnings from their vast, multi-sector portfolio on The Castings.
Mark Woodrow, Joint Managing Director of Packaged Living commented: “The Castings is the next exciting BTR scheme in Packaged Living pipeline, which is now delivering over approximately 3,000 homes in the multi-family sector across the UK. The scheme represents a fantastic opportunity to create next-generation homes developed by an experienced team, at a time where vital investment is needed into our city centres”.