CERT commences work at Peelers Yard BTR scheme

CERT has started construction of the Peelers Yard BTR development at New Cross in Manchester, which has been backed by the Cookson family.

Peelers Yard Side Elevation at CERT's New Cross development in Manchester | BTR News
Peelers Yard Side Elevation at CERT's New Cross development in Manchester.

Property developer and asset manager CERT Property has partnered with the family office of entrepreneur and MyProtein founder Oliver Cookson to deliver the Peelers Yard scheme within the New Cross district; a residential development on a historic 1800s police station site at Goulden Street.

Set to contain 81 apartments in a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments, duplex penthouse apartments and townhouses, Peelers Yard at New Cross is a mixture of new-build and historic structures on the site.

Many of the properties are integrated within the existing boundary walls of the original police and fire station from 1872, which will help to create unique living spaces with feature windows formed within the original openings.

“I am very pleased to be able to invest back in the community where I have my roots and to actively participate in the rejuvenation of the city through this redevelopment. The project will transform a landmark left abandoned into high quality housing affordable for many Manchester young professionals.”

Oliver Cookson, Entrepreneur and Founder, MyProtein

The original 25m chimney stack is retained as a centrepiece in the residents’ courtyard, with a lantern feature to be installed on the crown.

The Peelers Yard scheme narrows down the quantity of sites to be developed in New Cross, with the area seeing significant investment and development over the last few years.

FEC’s New Cross Central and the PRS scheme, the Poplins, are the most recent residential developments to be completed in the area.

“New Cross is an exciting emerging district with this historic site right at its heart. We’re excited to play our part in the area’s regeneration and continue our track record of celebrating historic buildings and structures and incorporating them into our projects as we did with the nearby Popworks project and as we have done elsewhere. This fits with our ethos of reuse of existing structures where possible to minimise waste and carbon output in development.”

Howard Lord, Managing Director (MD), CERT

CERT has consulted Tim Groom Architects and Youth as its interior design partners for the Peelers Yard Build to Rent scheme.

The company has several schemes in Greater Manchester, including the 45-home SONA development, which is due to complete in Autumn 2023, and has recently submitted planning permission for its third Old Trafford Civic Quarter scheme, Velocity.