Victoria North: Falcon takes flight as new Red Bank homes set to launch

Far East Consortium (FEC), the developer working in partnership with Manchester City Council to deliver Manchester’s Victoria North regeneration project, is set to launch Falcon – a new 189-home development in the city’s vibrant Red Bank neighbourhood.

The 20-storey, brick exterior tower will bring to market 189 contemporary one, two and three-bedroom homes on Dantzic Street and ground floor commercial units. The new open plan homes, including a number of apartments with private terraces, will feature generous floor to ceiling windows providing dual aspect views of Manchester city centre and the surrounding Red Bank area.

Residents of Falcon will also have access to the development’s landscaped podium gardens, as well as FEC’s newly unveiled residents’ amenity, The Clubhouse. The Clubhouse will be a standalone feature building and will include a residents’ lounge, co-working space, fitness and wellness suite, and restaurant.

The Hawkins\Brown-designed Falcon will put residents on the doorstep of Manchester’s new City River Park – a 113-acre park which forms part of the broader vision to transform Red Bank under the ‘Wild Urbanism’ concept. Wild Urbanism intends to merge nature and city life by bringing the Irk Valley into the city and flowing the city back to the valley. FEC’s design team, which also includes Copenhagen public realm specialist Schulze+Grassov and Manchester design practice Optimised Environments, has worked to prioritise green space, biodiversity and active travel around Dantzic Street.

Residents will benefit from Red Bank’s growing reputation as a hotspot for retail, food and drink, supported by FOUND – FEC’s experience-led retail and leisure meanwhile-use strategy. The neighbourhood is home to an abundance of much-loved restaurants, bars and micro-producers. These include FEC tenants, Fairfield Social Club, Half Dozen Other bakery, Foundation Coffee, Green Arches Brewery and Bar, as well as established spatzle restaurant, The Spärrows – as seen in the Michelin Guide. Falcon will also be just a short walk from FEC’s MeadowSide scheme, which provides a wealth of community events for local residents at Angel Meadow Park.

Falcon will sit adjacent to FEC’s Victoria Riverside scheme, where 634 high-quality homes are currently under construction across three towers – including 128 homes available on an affordable basis through a combination of shared ownership and rent to buy.

Falcon represents the latest development to come forward in Red Bank – a short walk to Manchester city centre – as a new residential community emerges in the neighbourhood. Spanning seven new and existing neighbourhoods, Victoria North will deliver 15,000 new homes over the next decade – making it the biggest urban regeneration project in Manchester’s history.

Andrew Bradley-Nixon, Sales and Marketing Director at FEC, said: “As one of the first developments within Red Bank, Falcon will make owners pioneers within this fast-emerging neighbourhood and a future community comprising more than 40,000 people across Victoria North. With more than £1bn being invested in the area through our joint venture with Manchester City Council – including the future City River Park – it promises to create a green, well-connected inner-city district with a thriving sense of community.

“With our resident offering at MeadowSide now well-established and Victoria Riverside progressing at pace, we’re pleased to be able to make Falcon available to prospective owners as Victoria North continues to grow.”

Anyone wanting to find out more can visit the Homes by FEC marketing suite on Aspin Lane or register their interest via the Red Bank Riverside website.