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Forrest wins X1's £31m Landmark PRS tower

Forrest has secured a £31.2m deal to build a 14-storey PRS development in Salford.

The Bolton-based contractor will build developer X1’s The Landmark, which will house 191 luxury flats alongside community space and a residents’ gym.

Plans for the project were approved in June this year.

It is Forrest’s fourth win with X1, which selected the contractor to build the £19m, 20-storey The Gateway building in Salford Quays.

Forrest was also appointed to build the first phase of the developer’s £11m Eastbank scheme in March 2015 and the second phase of its Plaza development in January 2016.

The Landmark will form part of a growing cluster of high-rise buildings along Oldfield Road in Salford, with the nearby Middlewood Locks – being built by Chinese contractor BCEGI for clients Scarborough Group and Fairbriar International – having outline planning approval for 2,000 homes and up to 750,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Forrest senior project manager Tim Waters said: “Building on our successes on similar projects for X1, our appointment to this scheme further strengthens our presence in delivering high-quality city centre living.

“The scheme will act as the gateway leading into the Middlewood Locks development in Salford, so it’s a key scheme for the improvement of the wider area.”

The contract also represents the latest in a string of high-profile residential deals for Forrest in Manchester and Salford.

The firm has already started on site at bookmaker Fred Done’s Citu NQ development, which will provide 183 apartments on Tib Street in the city centre.

It also secured a £70m deal to build the 34-storey Residence building near Victoria station for client Elliot Group.

Construction News revealed earlier this year that Forrest was in negotiations to build the £68m No.1 Old Trafford residential scheme just outside the city centre. Plans were approved for the project this month.

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