The £154m development will rise 36-storeys and will be located in the heart of the Manchester city centre, close to Victoria Train Station

The development will be the newest addition to the NOMA neighbourhood and occupants will be able to enjoy views of the city from the tower’s roof terrace

Construction has started on what will be one of the UK’s tallest buildings – Angel Gardens.

The £154m development will rise 36-storeys and will be located in the heart of the Manchester city centre, close to Victoria Train Station.

It will be the newest addition to the £800m NOMA neighbourhood, joining the Co-Operative, which has based its headquarters there.

When completed, Angel Gardens will provide some 520,000 sq ft of space, 466 plush apartments and 22,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The start on-site at Angel Gardens marks a major milestone in the joint venture between Moda and Apache Capital Partners (Photo: ModaLiving)

There will also be a gym, cinema, resident lounges, co-working facilities, and restaurants.

And occupants will also be able to enjoy panoramic views of the city from the tower’s plush roof terrace,

Managing director at Moda Living, Tony Brooks, said: “Angel Gardens will be a jewel in the Manchester skyline and make a significant contribution to the city’s housing needs through the provision of high quality rental homes.

“Keeping Manchester attractive to today’s footloose professionals who value both flexibility and security will be crucial to the city’s future growth and we’re hugely excited to be part of the NOMA neighbourhood.”

An artist’s impression of how NOMA will transform Manchester city centre

Sir Richard Leese, Manchester council leader, said: “Having the right balance of housing is crucial to the continuing growth and success of Manchester and high quality private rented sector options are an important part of this mix. NOMA is establishing itself as a vibrant new neighbourhood and helping breathe new life into the northern fringes of the city centre.”

The start on-site at Angel Gardens marks a major milestone in the joint venture between Moda and Apache Capital Partners, and is the first in a list of similar projects in other parts of the country, such as an £82m development in Liverpool, which will deliver 304 apartments.

Moda Living and Apache Capital Partners have appointed Carillion to carry out the work.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk