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Sisk wins £247m PRS scheme at Manchester's Circle Square

John Sisk & Son has bagged a deal to deliver a £247m PRS scheme at Manchester’s Circle Square development, Construction News can reveal.

Sisk will build 677 private rented apartments across two buildings for client Select Property Group.

The buildings will also provide more than 16,000 sq ft of shared amenity space, including lounge areas and gyms.

Select Property last month agreed terms on a partnership deal with the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund to deliver the project, with Affinity Living becoming the largest fully funded PRS scheme in Manchester.

Work is due to start in August this year.

Select Property chief commercial officer Mark Oakes said: “With huge growth plans and an ambitious delivery pipeline across the country, we want to work with partners who share the same drive and determination; we believe Sisk are just that.”

Sisk regional managing director for UK north and major projects Guy Fowler added: “We look forward to bringing our extensive residential expertise to the development, working in an open and collaborative manner with all of the stakeholders on what is a landmark Affinity Living project for Select and the City of Manchester.”

Affinity Living forms part of the wider £750m Circle Square development, which is being delivered by a joint venture between Select Property Group and Bruntwood.

The 2.3m sq ft Circle Square masterplan is split into five phases to be delivered over a 10-year period. 

Construction News revealed last year that Wates had been picked to deliver the first phase of the development, which includes two self-service apartment buildings, with 604 luxury apartments and 22 penthouses with external terraces.

Affinity Living represents part of phase 1B.

City planners gave the green light to plans for phase 1C of the masterplan last month: an 18-storey building that will provide 384 serviced apartments as well as retail units on the ground floor.

Sisk wins £247m PRS scheme at Manchester's Circle Square

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