About Ask Developments
INNOVATIVE. IMAGINATIVE. AWARD-WINNING. CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE. ADVENTUROUS. A TRUSTED AND RELIABLE PARTNER.
Just some of the words with which clients, partners and suppliers choose to describe Ask Developments, an independent company with an impressive reputation for delivering high-quality places in urban centres.
Since formation in 2000, Manchester-based Ask has built a formidable name for its lead role in multi-partner developments involving highly creative and bold concepts. The portfolio now comprises 20 separate projects with the capacity to deliver 11m sq ft of floorspace generating an end value of £2.76 billion.
Ask’s mission is to create places where people want to be – witness award-winning developments as diverse as Deansgate Locks in Manchester, Leopold Square in Sheffield and Central Park business park in East Manchester, the UK’s first edge of city centre urban business park founded on innovation and knowledge transfer.
Recently completed projects include the Knowsley Place mixed use quarter in Bury town centre and Number One First Street, the first phase of First Street Manchester, the company's flagship project which is set to be transformed into a new exciting destination with the announcement of the relocation by the Library Theatre Company and Cornerhouse Cinema into a new cutural facility which is being created adjoining Number One First Street.
Transformational mixed-use schemes in the pipeline include the redevelopment of Lancashire County Cricket Club's Old Trafford ground and strategic development sites at Greengate Salford. Underway is the second phase of development at Urmston Town Centre, scheduled to be completed by the end of 2012.
The partnership approach to mixed-use development is key to the Ask way of doing things. Adding value through partnership maximises potential benefits for all parties from stakeholders through to occupiers. It is the key to unlocking the maximum economic and social impact while simultaneously delivering best real estate performance.
Ask’s pioneering approach to urban regeneration is based on a deep understanding of local authority partners’ obligations and desired outcomes, and the company shares with its public sector stakeholders a sincere commitment to create sustainable communities underpinned by good design, innovation and high quality public spaces.
Ask is working in partnership with several local authorities in Greater Manchester to develop and grow its impressive portfolio of development sites and schemes in the region.