Project Update – Angel Meadows Part 1Lisa Mitchell
Angel Meadows Development
Last year we brought you a series of blogs on the Archaeological dig at the Angel Meadows development site which saw various cellars and pavements unearthed as well as advertising, bottles and vials relating to medicine, shoes, and part of a pram frame.
Principal Contractors Westfield Construction is now on site working on behalf of Far East Consortium and the development is now progressing well.
History of the site
It was during the Irish Famine in 1845 that saw many people who could not afford the long sea journey to America and the colonies settle in in England, mainly in the larger cities where there was at least a prospect of finding work. In Manchester, most of the migrants ended up in Angel Meadows. There was purpose-built housing constructed across 33 acres close to the city centre which housed between 20,000 and 30,000 people. The dark streets, passageways and alleys that linked the housing, were dangerous places frequented by gangs and the area was known to be filthy, unhealthy and had a very high crime rate.
Today Angel Meadows dominates part of the Manchester skyline with cranes as the area is transformed into modern and trendy accommodation schemes.
We will continue to bring you progress images and updates on this dynamic development as it progresses. Safer Sphere is supporting the project in the roles of Principal Designer Advisor and CDM Client Advisor.