Clippers Quay, one of the largest build-to-rent developments in the UK, honoured the milestone of completing it’s top floor with a time honoured Topping Out Ceremony on 27th June 2017. The 614 apartments, situated in Salford, will be spread over 450,000 sq. ft. Amstone Residential are carrying out the £100m project for Residential Landlord Grainger.


The construction process began in May 2016 and is due to complete in late summer 2018. Clippers Quay sits across five buildings containing 614 PRS homes, seven commercial units, amenity space for residents, private gardens and public realm for the local area.

Those attending included Homes & Communities Agency’s chief executive and chairman, Nick Walkley; Sir Edward Lister; Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett; chief executive of Salford Council, Jim Taylor; Grainger’s chief executive Helen Gordon; Amstone Residential’s managing director Adnan Siddiqi; and Richard McAlpine of Sir Robert McAlpine.


Adnan Siddiqi, managing director of Amstone said:

“The topping out ceremony marks a significant milestone in the delivery of Clippers Quay. Amstone Residential has worked with an excellent professional team, to deliver one of Manchester’s most unique residential developments, providing over 600 quality purpose built rental homes. Clippers Quay, with its proximity to Manchester and MediaCity, is a great place to locate as well as being a fine example of the build to rent model.”



Helen Gordon, CEO of Grainger, said:

“We are delighted to reach this milestone at Clippers Quay in Salford, which will deliver more than 600 new high quality homes for rent in less than three years. We are investing over £1bn into the UK’s private rented sector and with more than £450m of investment already secured, Clippers Quay is a prime example of how the PRS sector can help combat the ongoing housing shortage across the UK.”


The ceremony started with a reception at the Copthorne hotel before the crowd were led to the site by a Scottish piper.





The Master of Ceremonies led the speeches.



  The final cement was laid by Adnan Siddiqi &  Helen Grainger.