The new housing village coming to the former Manchester Racecourse

Castle Irwell will be home to 500 new homes in Lower Kersal.

The Manc The Manc - 7th June 2021

A village of 500 new homes is being developed on the site of the old Manchester Racecourse – and buyers are being invited to take a tour.

The panoramic video journey whisks viewers through Castle Irwell – visualising how the two, three and four-bedroom apartments will appear upon completion.

Developer Salboy has already completed the sale of 59 properties in the space of five months.

The first phase of development will see 157 homes created overall – with prices starting from £209,950.

Castle Irwell is the latest Salboy development
The first phase of development will see 157 homes created at Castle Irwell – with prices starting from £209,950.

Salboy – a Manchester-based property developer owned by Simon Ismail and Betfred’s Fred Done – has more than 1,200 properties under construction with a further 2,000 in the design process.


Ismail said that the new ‘flythrough’ video technology would give an “ultra-realistic vision” of how the company’s latest project would look and feel.”

“Interest in Castle Irwell has been phenomenal,” he stated.


“We are already compiling a waiting list for the next phase of release, with two-bedroom homes benefiting from Help to Buy proving popular.

“The current plots have been purchased almost entirely by owner occupiers with more than 80 per cent sold to buyers from Salford or Greater Manchester.

“More than half our customers to date are first time buyers who are keen to get a foot on the ladder in the heart of their own city and want to and put down roots in a new residential neighbourhood which boasts an abundance of nature but with the city centre just a short stroll away.”

The first new residents are tipped to move into Castle Irwell this summer

Salboy is expecting to release the next available plots for sale in mid-May with reservations starting in June. The first show home at Castle Irwell is planned for later in the summer.

Ismail added: “Castle Irwell really is the best of both worlds, offering a relaxed, laid-back contemporary new village of well designed, high quality housing surrounded by natural features and green space yet convenient for commuting and all the attractions of Manchester city centre and MediaCityUK.

“I would strongly advise people to register their interest as soon as possible for the best chance of securing their new home at Castle Irwell.”

Castle Irwell has been designed by Manchester-based Calderpeel Architects and is being constructed by DOMIS Construction.

The first new residents are tipped to move in this summer.


The panoramic video tour of Castle Irwell can be viewed here.

Salboy has also released a new video showcasing the development here.

For more information on the village, visit the Castle Irwell website.