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London, UK, 04 December 2007 – ISIS Waterside regeneration is celebrating reaching the topping out stage of phase I of its flagship development in Ancoats, east Manchester. Sir Howard Bernstein placed the final bolt on the 20th floor at the official ceremony last week.

Upon completion, Islington Wharf will offer a vibrant mix of 500 residential homes, commercial, retail & leisure uses, transforming the site into one of the City’s most sought after locations.

Off-plan sales have already been a roaring success with over 50% sold in a highly competitive market place. Islington Wharf will enjoy larger-than-average apartments at greater value prices and a truly mixed occupier profile with a number of four bedroom homes with private gardens - perfect for families and a great variety of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council, who made a short speech at the ceremony said: "This is ISIS's first major development in the country. It is important to us that it is both a regeneration success as well as a commercial success. It is clear that these objectives will be met, and that's good news for Manchester and East Manchester. "

Laing O’Rourke is building phase I of the development. Tom Higgins, commercial director for Laing O’Rourke, said: “Working with ISIS on this exciting scheme that is contributing significantly towards the regeneration of Ancoats is something we are immensely proud of. A topping out event is traditionally held to celebrate reaching the highest point in the construction of the building’s shell and it’s a real is a pleasure for Laing O'Rourke to host this ceremony to mark this important milestone in the progress of the development.”

Katie Sully, development manger at ISIS said: “Personally, I am very proud and excited to reach this stage, having been involved with Islington Wharf for seven years from the very beginning. We believe Islington Wharf and New East Manchester’s regeneration area as a whole will be the next place-to-be.”

Tom Russell, chief executive of New East Manchester said: “Islington Wharf is a stunning building at an important gateway into east Manchester. Strong design is crucial for long term stability for this part of the city so it’s pleasing that ISIS share our philosophy of investing in cutting-edge architecture.”

About the Author:

Mark Ryder - Chief Executive, ISIS – Islington and Granary Wharf are home to well designed waterside apartments in Leeds and Manchester city centres; complemented by the retailers, restaurants and bars already established. There is an additional selection of convenience retailers, independent bars and unique restaurants.

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