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Tameside construction firm Bardsley chosen by developers for another Ancoats scheme
Thursday 27th July 2017 @ 12:23 by Nigel P.
Business Dukinfield News Tameside

 Residential developer Mulbury has appointed Dukinfield based Bardsley Construction to deliver its £30m scheme of 143 private rented sector (PRS) apartments in Ancoats, Manchester.

The developer announced last week it had agreed a funding deal with DTZ Investors to build the development on the corner of Blossom Street and Great Ancoats Street.

The area has become known as the fashionable “Northern Quarter” and is expanding it’s boundaries into New Cross and Ancoats, the world’s first industrial suburb.

Bardsley is already on site with its first Mulbury project, 135 flats across the road at the junction of Great Ancoats Street with Port Street, they should be completed by summer 2018

The apartment block construction follows closely on the heels of Bardsley’s contract to build a hotel for AC Marriot in the same area and it is this diversification that appears to be driving Bardsley’s success.

In recent years the firm has widened it’s portfolio avoiding over reliance in its hitherto traditional areas of business such as the construction of  housing and sheltered accommodation projects.

While continuing with these sectors, the family run firm has also successfully diversified into commercial, leisure, hotel and student accommodation projects.


An image of Bardsley’s latest development in Ancoats

The latest project, which gained planning consent in January 2017, will see the construction of two separate buildings, one of eight and one of seven storeys.

There will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as three townhouses.

James Alderson, head of Mulbury City, the company’s city centre residential division, said: “The Blossom Street PRS development is similar in terms of the delivery model to our other PRS scheme in Port Street which is also under construction with Bardsley, so the company was a natural fit for this project.”

Ged Rooney, procurement director at Bardsley Construction, said: “Our second appointment by Mulbury cements our valued reputation for the delivery of prestigious and high quality residential-led schemes such as Port Street in Ancoats on time and on budget.”

Designed by Tim Groom Architects, Mulbury’s Blossom Street PRS scheme will include communal resident amenity space, concierge services and around 2,200 sq ft of commercial space.

Demolition and remediation work on the project is due to start imminently. Completion is scheduled for May 2019.


The Bardsley firm is becoming known for successful, innovative mid size developments across the North West and Yorkshire with buildings such as The Edge in Liverpool and The Aire in Leeds.

Chairman Roly Bardsley commented: “2017 looks like being our busiest year yet, so I’m delighted that we are steadily increasing our turnover, however, profit margins remain tight.”