"2019 has been an incredibly busy and exciting time for the business, with new additions to our growing portfolio, as well as additions to the team across all offices. As the new year moves on, we continue to go from strength to strength and we are looking forward to another successful year.
With great progress being made, we are immensely proud of our role in the development of some of the UK’s biggest cities. In our home city of Manchester, AXIS tower has well and truly established itself as a brand-new icon on the skyline.
Looking away from Manchester, the Laceworks in Nottingham is on track for its anticipated completion by the end of this year. A truly exciting milestone for all of us here and a great addition to our already impressive student property collection.
The hard work of everyone involved is a testament to the commitment we have in delivering an award-winning service to our clients. A strong start to the new year puts us in a great position and I look forward to sharing with you everything that’s still yet to come. “
Matt Jay BSc (Hons) MRICS – Managing Partner at Alliance Investments
Banner Image credit: Matthew Dalrymple
As AXIS Tower beds itself into Manchester’s skyline, external works are progressing to showcase its iconic design. The façade on the Whitworth Street elevation is now complete and the removal of the tower crane signifies the completion of AXIS’ roof.
Internal works are advancing in the construction process, with partitions being fixed on the 25th floor. Kitchens are currently being fitted on the 17th floor and bathrooms on the 22nd floor.
In the heart of Piccadilly’s regeneration area, Oxygen works are all on programme to meet scheduled completion dates. Construction of the pool structure is now complete, and the base to Tower 2’s core has finished construction.
The slip form rig construction has also completed and the stair and lift core construction between tower one and two has begun. With these works complete, Tower 3’s pile cap foundations and drainage are now underway.
On our Excelsior development in Castlefield, the 4th floor concrete slab has now been cast, with the main stair and lift core now completed. Installation of the protective perimeter screen has commenced, allowing the apartment construction works to progress behind them.
Blockwork walls have begun to form the rooms within the basement, while brickwork to the external walls has now started on the Hulme Road elevation.
Over the next three months, the focus will be on the completion of the concrete frame that forms the building and the commencement of the external walls, including the installation of windows.
In Downtown, works are progressing across the blocks at various stages of development.
Phase 1 – Block D, E and F
Skimming on level 9 is now complete along with the second fix joinery. Kitchen installations have now completed throughout the block and decoration finalised up to level 6. Second fix sanitary have also been installed up to level 6.
Mist coats are now completed on the apartments and all ceramic tiling work has now finished. Up to level 8, vinyl flooring preparation is now completed with the snagging process starting.
Now complete with snagging in progress.
Levels 1 to 3 are now complete, with decoration and final fix joinery progressing well on levels 4 to 6.
Phase 2 – Blocks A, B and C
On phase 2 of the development, the concrete frame is now completed and the steel frame systems on A, B & C are now being installed. Screed to ground floor is currently ongoing, along with the party walls and corridors.
Roof works on Block C are ongoing as well as mechanical and electrical system installation. Ramp works are also still under construction.
Bringing a little slice of NYC to MCR, Manhattan’s steel frame is now erected with fire protection ongoing. Metal decking is being installed throughout, with the concrete pour to the floor levels commencing once this is complete.
Scaffolding on the front elevation is now complete with windows being installed mid-March.
On our 28 Queens Terrace apartments, skimming started towards the end of February whilst the roofing team completed the remainder of the roof works. Over the next few weeks scaffolding will start to come down, allowing the ground work subcontract to commence.
On our latest student accommodation project, the Laceworks, the building superstructure is now 100% complete, with windows fitted and all watertight. The brickwork outer skin of the external walls is now underway and completed up to first floor level.
Internal fit out is progressing well with plasterwork and first-coat painting progressing from the top down. All works are on programme for the anticipated August 2019 completion date.