Here’s a small selection of what people have said about us.
  • Many landlords claim to be the best around, but in Metropolis’s eyes none can hold a candle to Manchester-based developer Capital & Centric.

    Last Friday, the generous folk at Capital & Centric, which is led by Adam Higgins and Property Week Forty under 40 hotshot Tim Heatley, treated all their tenants to a pizza lunch.

    As you can imagine, its tenants were delighted with their Friday treat and tweeted their pleasure. Architectural firm Pixel Reality tweeted: “The wonderful @CapitalCentric sent us pizza today. Best landlord ever?”

    With a picture of leftover empty boxes Denovo Design tweeted: “Who polished this lot off? Thanks #TopLandlord.”

    With service like this, Metropolis is left wondering if Capital & Centric is interested in buying a certain office building in Croydon.

  • Designed by architects, Mecanoo and shedkm, the proposed scheme will see the long awaited redevelopment of Aytoun Street.

    Joint venture partners, Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments have submitted planning for the first phase of KAMPUS – the £200 million mixed use scheme on Aytoun Street in Manchester city centre.

    Centred around a wild botanical garden, phase 1 of KAMPUS will comprise 478 PRS units, 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space on the ground and mezzanine floors beneath two 12-16 storey new buildings.

    It will also include a comprehensive refurbishment of the existing 1960s former Aytoun Tower with a roof village of timber Dutch townhouses.

    Adam Higgins of Capital & Centric comments: “We have worked closely with Manchester city council and importantly, the local community to create this exciting scheme, which will rejuvenate this area of our city that has been neglected for too long. The ‘secret garden’ concept is pivotal to our vision and by injecting our unique design ideas, KAMPUS will attract quirky, independent leisure operators and create a vibrant new bohemian destination for the city.”

    The joint venture partners acquired the 2.3 acre site from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2014. Planning for the second part of the scheme, which includes the conversion of the two listed Minshull and Minto & Turner mill buildings is due to be submitted this summer.

    Deloitte is advising on the planning process and demolition works are due to start on site this AutumnCentric Property Group and Capital Properties.

    Joint agents CBRE and LSH have been appointed to sell the business units.

  • Former Urban Splash development director Tom Fenton has joined Capital & Centric, to grow the developer’s residential offering.

    Fenton will lead on the evolution of Capital & Centric’s modular homes concept, Nowhaus, as well as the company’s wider residential ambitions. In partnership with Henry Boot Developments, this includes 480 apartments for the private rented sector at Kampus, Manchester.

    Fenton delivered more than 1,000 new homes during thirteen years of development at Urban Splash, and more recently has spent three years focusing on regeneration and placemaking in deprived areas for Sheffield Housing Company.

    Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “Capital & Centric is currently working on a portfolio of nearly 2,000 PRS and private sale residential units, so bringing in someone of Tom’s experience gives us a great platform to deliver these.”

    Fenton added: “I’m excited to be joining Capital & Centric at such an important time in its evolution and to have the opportunity to work in such a creative environment that has already delivered so much in a relatively short space of time. With the continuing shortage of good quality and architecturally led housing solutions still being provided by the mainstream market, we feel this is exactly the right time to be bringing the Capital & Centric approach to this sector.”

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