Salboy launches tenth property development in Manchester


British property developer Salboy has announced the launch of Obsidian, marking its tenth luxury residential scheme in the city centre of Manchester. 

The project is developed in partnership with DOMIS, Salboy’s dedicated construction partner. 

Credit: Salboy Developments UK

Located in Greengate, this development scheme will feature a 26-storey tower, comprising:  

  • 250 units;
  • 31 studios;
  • 93 one-bed units;
  • 111 two-bed units:
  • 15 three-bed apartments.

Obsidian prioritises “efficient living and space saving”, the developer said.

Studio apartments within the scheme maximise floor space for occupants with features such as hideaway beds, collapsible tables, built-in office cabinetry, and slide-away kitchen panels, creating versatile homes that can adapt quickly.

High quality communal amenities will be built including a private dining room, gym, cinema room, co-working spaces, and package storage.

There will also be 1,000 sq. ft. of commercial space at the base of the building.

Construction has already begun with completion expected in Q4 2026.

Designed by Studio Power, the development aims to attract younger residents, including students and professionals who have chosen Manchester for their studies and careers.

Greater Manchester has more young people aged 20-29 years old than any other region in the UK, according to ONS data.

Simon Ismail, MD of Salboy, said: “The residential properties we develop with younger professional people in mind are often some of the most intricate and imaginative, combining modern designs, compact inner-city locations, and the discerning tastes of our future residents.

“Obsidian will offer beautifully and thoughtfully designed homes for those seeking to live close to everything Manchester and Salford have to offer without compromising on quality and comfort.

“We are thrilled to return to the Greengate neighborhood, an area connecting the twin cities of Salford and Manchester, where we have been involved in regeneration for over seven years and have witnessed significant growth.

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