The McGoff Group hosted a topping out ceremony at Downtown, its Manhattan-inspired apartment scheme on Woden Street.

The occasion marked the completion of Phase II’s concrete frame, with Phase I now finished and the Downtown team ready to welcome the first residents in May.


The topping out ceremony was attended by the four McGoff brothers, James, Declan, Dave and Chris, as well as the McGoff Construction site team involved in the build.  Other guests included Alliance Investments, Heyrod Construction, solicitors Fieldfisher and Beyond Corporate and architects Leach Rhodes Walker, all of whom worked in partnership on this development.


Chris McGoff, director at the McGoff Group, comments: “The collaboration between McGoff Construction, Heyrod Construction, Alliance Investments, our legal team, architect and Wellesley has been incredible.  Developing this bespoke partnership has enabled us to take advantage of Downtown impressive sales success and start build of Phase II two much earlier than planned.


“As we near the end of construction at Downtown, and reflect on its success, we can safely say that our collaboration was a truly unique and refreshing way to work in the construction industry.


“With all apartments selling quickly off-plan, the McGoff Construction team was agile with regards to the build programme, fully supported by Heyrod Construction, which not only saved money but also allowed us to accelerate the build of Phase II without the need to negotiate based on better than envisaged sales.


“With such a solid partnership in place, and the results to prove it, Wellesley was happy to adapt and release funds for Phase II early.  It really has been a success story with regards to both sales and construction on site.”


Matt Jay, Managing Partner at Alliance Investments, added: “We are thrilled to have worked on this fantastic development in partnership with the McGoff Group, and it is brilliant to have reached such a key stage in the build process.  All of our investors are incredibly excited and continue to track progress through our construction updates.


“Following completion, Downtown will be a fantastic addition to Manchester’s evolving skyline and provide an exceptional living experience for Manchester’s ever increasing market of renters. We look forward to a continuation of our successful partnership with McGoff Group on future projects across the UK.”


Downtown is located on the banks of the River Irwell, offering beautiful views and easy access to the cities of both Manchester and Salford.  When complete, Downtown will provide 374 apartments with high end facilities and hotel-style services including lobby with 24 hour concierge, gymnasium, spa, media room, postal room, dry and chilled storage, private dining, business centre as well as landscaped grounds and roof terraces.


For all property lettings and further information regarding Downtown, or to book a viewing of the show apartment, please contact the McGoff Group on 0161 927 2940 or visit