Ask Real Estate and Salboy form jv for £300m Manchester project

17th January 2020

Ask Real Estate and Salboy have formed a joint venture partnership to deliver the £300m Viadux project in central Manchester.

Planning permission for the scheme, on the former Bauer Millet site off Albion Street, is already in place for a 40-storey residential tower and a 14-storey office building that will provide 240,000 sq ft Grade A commercial space.

The development, designed by Simpson Haugh, will also transform the neighbouring railway arches.

Work is expected to start on site this spring.

Simon Ismail, co-founder and director of Salboy, said: “Viadux will benefit from our extensive construction expertise and residential development experience, and will be the latest in a line of high quality schemes we are delivering in the city region. Working with a partner of the calibre of Ask over the coming years will help create one of the most exciting mixed-use projects right in the heart of the city centre.”

The project involves working around the existing tram line and Grade II listed arches, and is expected to take approximately three years.