Knight Knox have topped out on one of their four towers under development as part of the X1 Media Scheme in Salford Quays. The topping out ceremony celebrated the completion of the roof on one of the four towers. A concrete square engraved with the initials of X1 and Knight Knox was built in to the tower’s roof in commemoration.
The ceremony was attended by Knight Knox’s commercial director Andy Phillips as well as their head of marketing, Samantha Jones. X1’s project manager Charlie Tombs and operations and regional director Melissa Green were also there to celebrate this phase of the development.
This development is expected to cost £200 million and was designed by Falconer Chester Hall. The development is intended to enhance the skyline of Salford Quays with the designed four towers that will overlook the waterfront. When the development has been completed it will provide 1,100 high-end apartments. It is hoped that this new development will become a prime location in Salford Quays. The plan is to include luxury residences that will range from studio to three bedroomed apartments. There will also be an on-site cinema as part of the scheme as well as a private gym and the provision of secure underground parking.
The previous phases of the X1 Media City mean that tower numbers 1,2 and 3 are now fully sold out. Tower 4 was only released in February 2017, and 120 apartments have been sold since this date. Salford Quays is a buy-to-let hotspot and excellent amenities as well as connections to transport links to Manchester City Centre has improved investor appetite.
It is expected that the development will be popular for young professionals looking for property in the media hub of Greater Manchester with great transport and local facilities. This means that the tenancies on the remaining apartments may disappear quickly.