Church Street Place BTR tops out

The ceremony marked a significant construction milestone at the Church Street Place Build to Rent development in Eccles.

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The Church Street Place topping out ceremony with BCEGI. Image credit: Tangerine Event Photography.

The Church Street Place Build to Rent development, a joint venture between Arlesco Ventures Ltd and Silverlane Developments (NW) Ltd, along with their principal contractor BCEGI, project monitors Naismiths, with funding by lending specialist Zorin Finance has topped out.

At its midway point, Church Street Place is poised to redefine a substantial section of Eccles’ town centre, delivering 272 much-needed one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments. The transformative development involves the demolition of existing properties to make way for the multi-story structure.

“Today’s topping out ceremony signifies a crucial moment in the project’s timeline, showcasing the collaborative efforts of the development team, as we witness the structure reach its highest point, we anticipate the positive impact Church Street Place will have on Eccles and its community.”

Steve Carnes, Managing Director, Silverlane Developments (NW) Ltd

Additionally, the £42.5m scheme includes 685 sqm of ground floor commercial space, contributing to the enhancement of Eccles’ retail and F&B offerings.

Church Street Place consists of ground plus three and five-storey buildings, complemented by a tower rising to 22-storeys. The ground floor has been strategically positioned to address Church Street, Vicarage Grove and Birkdale Grove and integrates into the existing urban fabric. 

“Having been involved since the pre-construction phase when the funding facility was being agreed, it’s fantastic to see the plans brought to fruition. Working alongside both the developers and BCEGI for the first time, and furthering our existing relationship with Zorin Finance, has been a seamless experience. It’s fantastic to have supported all involved in reaching this phase of such an important project for the area.”

John Crompton, Associate Director of Project Monitoring, Naismiths

The multifunctional ground floor includes commercial spaces, apartment entrances, plant and service areas, alongside 19 car parking spaces and 168 bicycle spaces; emphasising a commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly living. Residents can also enjoy a meticulously designed planted courtyard situated behind the podium.

“Topping out is a significant milestone for any construction project; however, this event holds particular importance for the wider regeneration of Eccles town centre. The achievement is a testament to the dedication and commitment of the entire project team and has been a fantastic project for BCEGI to be a part of.”

Mr Yu, Lead Director, BCEGI

The Local Authority at Eccles now controls the redevelopment of the town’s shopping centre, which is integral to the wider area.

“We are delighted with the progress of the development to date which is down to the capability and professionalism of the contractor BCEGI and the development management team at Silver Lane.”

Andrew Scotting, Partner, Zorin Finance