Second phase of landmark residential development X1 Media City tops out

Property investment consultancy Knight Knox and developer X1 have announced the topping out of the second tower of their landmark residential scheme, X1 Media City, located in MediaCityUK.

Second phase of landmark residential development X1 Media City tops out

The topping out of Tower 2 is a significant milestone in the delivery of the 1,100-unit scheme, which comprises four 26-storey tower blocks and has been designed by architects Falconer Chester Hall.

To mark the occasion, teams from X1, Knight Knox and construction firm Vermont gathered on the 26th floor for a topping out ceremony in which the final square of cement was ritually filled in by staff members and a tree was planted to symbolise the growth and success of the development in the future.

The apartments at X1 Media City will bring premium quayside living to the busy local rental market, with the development including a mixture of studio to three-bedroom apartments, as well as an on-site cinema, private gym and secure underground parking.

First launched in 2014, all four towers at X1 Media City have proven popular with investors, with only eight apartments left for sale in Tower 4.

Andy Phillips, commercial director at Knight Knox, said: “Our largest development in the pipeline, X1 Media City is set to change the whole landscape of Salford Quays. It is fantastic to be able to celebrate the progress of the build with the topping out ceremony.

“The expansion of MediaCityUK will ensure the popularity of the development among tenants in the coming years, which is good news for investors, as well as for those who will be able to enjoy living there.”

X1 Media City will be let and block managed by X1 Lettings, which has reported tenancy rates of 96 percent in Tower 1.

Melissa Green, operations and regional director at X1, said: “With almost the whole of X1 Media City Tower 1 now filled with tenants, it’s brilliant to see the second tower progressing so well and we look forward to welcoming new residents upon completion.

“Salford Quays is one of the UK’s most exciting rental markets thanks to MediaCityUK and its proximity to central Manchester. We are delighted to be part of such a wonderful growing community and look forward to the next chapter.”

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