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Fortis Developments, one of the UK’s fastest-growing development companies, is planning to more than double its presence in the Greater Manchester market as confidence in the Northern Powerhouse drives demand for luxury urban developments.

The company, which is currently developing 866 apartments in Salford, is committed to increasing the number of units under construction to over 2,000 by this time next year. It is planning a series of high-quality developments which will make it a leading force in the regeneration of Salford, an area it believes is one of the North’s most exciting locations.

Fortis’s current schemes – which have a total value of over £100m –  are the award-winning Adelphi Wharf development, which is within walking distance of Manchester city center and features a roof-top garden and ‘chameleon’ cladding; Bridgewater Point, an ultramodern development with on-site gym on Ordsall Lane; and Bridgewater Gate in Woden Street, an eight-storey block with retail units on the ground floor. Adelphi Wharf has just been named as the Best Urban Living Development at the international iProperty Best Development Awards.

Established in 2012, Fortis focuses on brownfield schemes which can act as a catalyst for regeneration while providing luxury accommodation. The company has delivered over 1,600 units since its inception.

Kieran Moore, Director at Fortis Developments, said: “Our growth plans highlight our confidence in our offering and in the Manchester and Salford market. These twin cities will have a central role in the Northern Powerhouse and increased investment in infrastructure, along with a growing private sector, will ensure strong demand for quality housing.

“High quality developments are key to driving the further regeneration of Salford and are in line with demand from our clients, many of whom are buy-to-let investors looking for reliability, quality, and potential within a scheme. Our new developments will be landmark schemes which reinforce our track record for high quality design and materials, and the creation of landscaped outdoor spaces – such as the riverbank at Adelphi Wharf – will offer a wider benefit to the community and the area as a whole.”