31st July 2018: From Monday the 2nd July 2018, Oxford Archaeology North, have been busy on site starting excavation of Plots 2, 3, and 5 ahead of the development.

We anticipate revealing further remains of the now notorious workers housing which characterised the area during the Industrial period and were synonymous with the rise of Manchester during this pivotal point in its history, as featured during previous excavations associated with the adjacent NOMA project. This work is being undertaken on behalf of Orion Heritage Ltd, acting in their capacity as heritage advisor to the Far East Consortium International Ltd. It will be undertaken with the help and advice of a range of other subcontractors, too numerous to mention, and be ongoing for several months during this summer. 

A blog will be maintained and regularly updated in order to keep you abreast of the exciting finds over at: angelmeadowdig.wordpress.com and of course these will be shared to our twitter and twitter feeds! We will be showcasing the dig during several open days to be confirmed in the next few weeks. The first of these open days is scheduled for Saturday 4th August, between 10 am and 15.00 pm. If you are interested in attending then please come along to our site office established on Mincing Street and participate in one of the regular guided tours of the site by our staff. For further information of progress and future open days, watch this space.


MeadowSide is a £200m residential development around historic Angel Meadow on the northern edge of Manchester city centre that when completed will offer a total of 756 homes for sale across four buildings.

The Gate and The Stile, two properties comprising 286 apartments and rising to 22 and 17-storeys respectively, represent the first phase of the scheme to be offered for sale and provide one, two and three-bed apartments and penthouses, lifestyle facilities and ground floor commercial space.

With construction starting in 2018, FEC named the scheme MeadowSide to reflect its proximity to Angel Meadow, the largest green space in central Manchester, offering the rare opportunity to combine city living with park life.

On completion, MeadowSide will represent a core element of NOMA, the 20-acre neighbourhood extending the city centre of Manchester northwards with a mix of new commercial and residential space.

The development sits on the doorstep of Manchester’s Northern Gateway, an investment partnership between FEC and Manchester City Council to deliver over 10,000 new homes across the north side of central Manchester over the next decade. The project is forecast to generate more than £1bn of investment by unlocking the development potential of more than 300 acres north of Victoria station through to New Cross, the Lower Irk Valley and Collyhurst.