18 August

Local councillors from Manor Castle ward have been keeping check with the continued developments at Park Hill. Phase 2 of the ambitious project is currently in development, with 195 properties scheduled for release next summer.

Interest is already mounting with a long waiting list of prospective buyers eager to get their hands on one of the new homes.

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As part of the second phase, 20,000 sq. ft of mixed-use commercial space will also be available – providing the estate with a variety of offices and work spaces, as well as new café, restaurant and terrace.

To see how things are going for themselves, local Labour councillors Terry Fox and Sioned-Mair Richards visited the sites and spoke with construction staff.

Commenting on the progress of the development, Cllr Terry Fox, Labour councillor for Manor Castle and Council Deputy Leader said:

“It’s brilliant to see how the development is coming along. Phase one has been a resounding success and it’s clear to see that the next phases will be just as monumental.

“Urban Splash and Alumo are continuing with something really special here. But it has to also be about strengthening community bounds, and this is why we’ve been working with the developers to ensure local amenities are provided, such as a local shop. Such focal points are key to how an area feels, so it is much more than just a place to live

The development is designed by Stirling Prize winning architects Mikhail Riches, and many of the new homes will overlook the city centre skyline.

Phase three of the development will see around 350 student bedrooms built with a mixture of four and eight-bedroomed townhouses, two and four-bedroomed apartments and classic studio apartments.

Councillor Sioned-Mair Richards, Labour councillor for Manor Castle comments:

“All the flats are really taking shape and you can envisage how many people are going to make this place their home.

“The mixed nature of the spaces is also really important. As well as a great place to live, park hill is a great place to work, be creative, or to just while away some time.

“The council worked hard giving Park Hill its rebirth and I’m proud of the ambition shown by the Labour Party for their vision for the area. With each new development we are seeing this vision becoming more and more of a reality”.

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