After a persistent endeavour spanning 15 years, Gary Neville’s groundbreaking St Michael’s development in Manchester, worth £400 million, is now gearing up to commence its primary construction within a few weeks. Neville, a key figure at Relentless Developments, conveyed his anticipation for the project’s next stage. This results from a substantial transformation of a previously underutilised section of Manchester.
The ambitious project has been the fruit of a cooperative venture between Relentless Developments, investment firms KKR and Salboy, and the Manchester City Council. It is a notable landmark that is set to alter the cityscape significantly.
The St Michael’s project is thoughtfully structured into two separate phases. The first phase, tagged as No.1 St Michael’s, involves the construction of a nine-floor commercial building by Bowmer & Kirkland. This segment, which kick-started in January 2022, is at its central stage. Additionally, the primary build or phase two, No.2, encompasses a 41-story tower. It is designed to incorporate a five-star international hotel with 162 rooms alongside 217 high-end residential units.
St Michael’s Development Project in Manchester
Mr Neville expressed his enthusiasm for the venture. He stated, “This great scheme has been in the pipeline for no less than 15 years. We are confident that it represents the epitome of sustainable commercial spaces in the city.”
He also elucidated the rigorous efforts put into the project, aiming for an iconic design that blends modern aesthetics with a solid nod to the city’s heritage. The project’s strategic location is one of its many unique attributes. Thus, it bridges the city’s business district and the historical civic quarter. This is reflected in the recent successful agreements with two globally renowned law firms, setting a new lease rate record as the project launches.
With the completion of the No.1 phase nearing, momentum is building, and the focus is shifting to the world-class residential and leisure facilities that No.2 will offer. The project is set for completion in early 2027. St Michael’s development promises to be an iconic landmark redefining Manchester’s urban landscape.