Ordsall housing, Salford City Council, c Our Studio

The sites have been vacant for around 10 years. Credit: Our Studio

£60m Ordsall scheme tipped for consent

Ten acres in the Salford neighbourhood will be redeveloped into almost 300 properties by housebuilder Countryside if plans are approved next week. 

Sallford City Council’s planning department has recommended the project for approval, saying it would “create a vibrant neighbourhood that benefits from a genuine sense of place”.  

Two plots off Robert Hall Street and West Park Street would be transformed into 137 houses and 137 apartments, under plans drawn up by the city council.  

Designed by Buttress Architects, the Ordsall scheme would feature a mix of two-, to four-bedroom homes in buildings up to five storeys.  

Around 40% of which would be affordable and managed by Derive, Salford City Council’s housing company. 

Earlier this year, the authority appointed Countryside, part of Vistry Group, to deliver the long-awaited scheme. 

The plots have long been earmarked by the city council for redevelopment into housing and were previously marketed for sale alongside two smaller ones fronting Ordsall Lane.    

However, in early 2021, the authority opted not to accept any of the six bids it had received for the land, opting instead to go down the self-build route.  

Identity Consult is providing planning and project management expertise. The LK Group is undertaking ground investigations.   

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Is there any commercial space and good public transport? Or is the residents going to have to drive to the supermarket for their sense of community.

By Anonymous

Great scheme, fingers crossed.


Anonymous – It is 10 minutes walk from a big Sainsburys and Regent Retail Park. More importantly it is right on the edge of the city centre

By Nick Barton

Are the houses and flats going to be for Salford people.

By Paul holian

I noticed all the trees have been removed and new fencing installed
A bit premature

By Eddy

@anon 10:01 – it’s in a highly sustainable location – there’s shops about 2 min walk, bus and tram stops, sainsburys about 10 min away and media city is not far. A perfect location to live without a car!

By Ardy

This area is such a missed opportunity, within a short cycle of the city centre and Salford quays, on the water front, historic buildings, it could be an absolute prime A1 location. instead its a run down dangerous dump. Really missing a trick not trying to significantly regenerate this area similar that has happened at Ancoats and New Islington.

By Loganberry

It is a great location – I’ve lived more or less next to the site for 20 years and everything is on your doorstep. But people loooooove to moan. STOP MOANING – that’s right, I’m having a moan about all your MOANERS OUT THERE!

I think Countryside will do a good job, I’m looking at this as similar to their Lower Broughton scheme which looks great.

By Johnny the Boss

The land is already being cleared ready for construction to begin. Hopefully we will have low rise apartments and not the eyesore towers that are currently being built on Ordsall Lane.

By Susan

It’s already started development. Can see it from my window.

By Joe

@Paul holian, the houses will be for people from anywhere. Where a person is born won’t be a factor for living there, as it shouldn’t ever be


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