Far East Consortium to join Future Cities Forum in Manchester


Above: CGI of part of proposed development at Victoria Riverside (FEC and Manchester City Council)


We are very pleased that the Far East Consortium's (FEC) Senior Project Director, Tom Fenton, will join Future Cities Forum's Manchester 'Levelling up, innovation, culture & place' event at the Science + Industry Museum on 14th June.

Tom has over twenty years’ client-side development experience. Before joining FEC, he worked for Capital & Centric and held directorial roles at Sheffield Housing Company and Urban Splash, delivering some of the largest and most high-profile mixed-use regeneration projects in the region.


In his current role as Project Director, Tom is responsible for the delivery and coordination of FEC’s Northern Gateway Joint Venture with Manchester City Council, a project that will deliver up to 15,000 new homes over the next fifteen to twenty years on a three-hundred-and-ninety-acre site in North Manchester. Tom is excited about implementing the Northern Gateway plans, delivering plans for his home city.


FEC says that Victoria North will become the new identity for a collection of seven North Manchester neighbourhoods undergoing a £4bn residential-led regeneration.


The aim is to deliver 15,000 homes in Manchester alongside new transport infrastructure, public parks and realm, schools, healthcare amenities and commercial space.

Victoria North will rejuvenate 390-acres of disused land to create new residential communities and employment space while bringing fresh investment and regeneration to existing communities, including Collyhurst, over the next 10 to15 years.

The new district – Manchester’s largest ever residential regeneration project – will deliver a blend of family homes and apartments across a range of tenures including social and affordable housing and open market private sale.

The regeneration will provide new connections to the city centre for Manchester’s northern areas crossing the River Irk into MeadowSide, an FEC-led residential development surrounding Angel Meadow Park with first residents due to move in later this year.

The first phase of Victoria North took a major step forward this year with the submission of a planning application for Collyhurst Village, which will include 244 new homes and a 1.3 hectare public park.

Phase one of development also includes the regeneration of the Red Bank area within the Irk river valley, which is largely a former industrial area.

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