Adelphi Wharf in Salford gets sign-off

Salford City Council has approved Knight Knox International and Fortis Developments' plans for a £75m buy-to-let residential scheme in Adelphi Street.

The 450,000 sq ft development on the bank of the River Irwell will be let and managed by Fortis Lettings & Management. Amenities include bicycle storage, an on-site gym, concierge reception area, landscaped gardens and underground parking.

Adelphi Wharf will be completed over three phases. There are 580 apartments and townhouses included in the first phase, which is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2017.

Knight Knox launched the scheme to potential investors in January. Prices for an apartment start at £94,995.

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Horrendous – a new low for Salford

By TBlox

East Germany would be proud. Seriously though, no active frontages, no advantage taken of the waterfront? Banal, monolithic elevations? Salford – you should be demanding and getting much, much more for your city! An investors dream, you should be making them work harder for the people of Salford.

By Mancunian

Salford has always looked like Manchester’s poorer neighbour, and it continues to get worse.

By Yarrum

Mancunian Well said. What a crying shame that the regeneration and planning teams at the Council continue to let this happen time and time again.

By Check Point Charlie

Shame there’s no active frontages but other than that it’s not bad. More important is that the flats will be well built, spacious with adequate storage. I do however think that any apartment scheme should provide balconies to the majority of units as standard, otherwise you’re conceding that your scheme is for transient, short term occupancy. No one stays long term in a place without any outdoor space unless they have no choice.

By Realist

Excellent, well-balanced comment there Realist. Couldn’t agree more on "anchoring" effect of providing private outdoor space/a balcony

By scouseboi

Agree with the comments about active frontages and outdoor space. It is a real shame that Salford and Manchester don’t see what an asset they could have in the the central areas of the River Irwell to create something lively, vibrant and interesting where people would want to stay and where a new sort of ‘livabilty’ could emerge in the centre of the connurbation.

By Paul Blackburn

At the next awards ceremony I bet we will see the regeneration team claiming they have achieved £100’s million of investment in the area and have done a fantastic job. However in practise the city will be left with a number of very poor over developed schemes with third rate architecture. But at least the developers and Manchester City Council are happy!!

By Mr Farrow

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