Domis Construction has started works on the regeneration of the old Boddingtons Brewery site to create 556 homes in Manchester city centre. Groundworks are now underway on the site acquired by Domis parent developer Salboy in December 2022. The housing-led c. €228m mixed-used scheme involves five new buildings, including building a 20-storey tower and landscaped public realm.
Located adjacent to Manchester College’s new city campus, the renamed Waterhouse Gardens development will provide 556 new city centre homes likely to appeal to students and young people. The scheme will include 2,880m2 of commercial and retail space. Residents will have exclusive access to their own onsite clubhouse that will offer swimming pools, squash and basketball courts, lounges, private dining, cinema room, meeting rooms and workspaces as well as a private landscaped garden.
The original 2018 planning application was made by Assael Architecture with the scheme later revised and modernised by Architect Studio Power. Each of Waterhouse Garden’s five principal buildings will be named after local waterways, and their interior design and landscaping will be inspired by the location’s past as a brewery.
Simon Ismail, Co-Founder & Managing Director of Salboy, said: “Right on target, work has commenced on our hugely exciting new scheme on one of Manchester’s largest and last-remaining regeneration sites.”