FEC steps up Manchester housing project with Network Rail deal

Far East Consortium International has acquired 20 acres from Network Rail to accommodate 1,000 homes in North Manchester.

The purchase forms part of the FEC’s wider residential scheme, known as the Northern Gateway, which seeks to deliver 15,000 homes over the next 20 years in partnership with Manchester City Council.

Located north east of Victoria rail and Metrolink station, the 20 acres feature former railway sidings and the former Red Bank viaduct connection into Victoria, including 17 commercial arches and warehouse units that are home to several entrepreneurial businesses.

Tom Fenton of FEC said: “This is