Green light for £180m Rathbone Market final phase


Green light for £180m Rathbone Market final phase


The developer behind the £180m residential Rathbone Market scheme is English Cities Find, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes and Communities Agency.


The new houses have been designed by Architect Project Orange and incorporate a combination of high quality brick and aluminium panels with carefully placed balconies.


Upon the scheme’s completion, Rathbone Market’s regeneration is expected to transform a derelict post-war housing and market site, and see the creation of 652 new private and affordable homes as well as a new square for the historic market.


271 new homes were already provided by phase one works, completed in 2012.


The phase two is due to be completed by construction contractor John Sisk in 2015, which will create additional 165 homes.


The third and final phase will see a further 216 homes in the vicinity of a shared communal garden.


Duncan Cumberland, Director of English Cities Fund said: “Phase Three’s approval is a momentous occasion for us and we are extremely proud to say that we will soon complete the transformation of Rathbone market.


Ideally, we would like to be on site and starting work before the end of the year.”


The third phase of the development is expected to be ready by the end of 2016.


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