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Existing industrial buildings would be demolished to make way for the scheme. Credit: OMI Architects

Application in for Torsion, Si Si’s Salford resi

The developer and landowner want to build 214 homes in three blocks of between four and 18 storeys, on the site of Springfield Business Park.

The scheme also contains 915 sq ft of ground floor commercial floorspace, new access ways, parking and landscaping. It would require the demolition of existing industrial buildings off Springfield Lane in Salford.

Located close to Urban Splash’s Irwell Riverside, the project would be Leeds-based Torsion Developments’ first in the North West. Salford-based Si Si Investments is the landowner.

The new homes would be developed under a Build to Rent model and include a mix of townhouses and apartments, including 87 one-bedroom flats, 103 two-bedroom flats, nine two-bed duplex flats, and six two-bedroom townhouses.

The site has been earmarked for development for some time. It is currently occupied by eight industrial units, leased to companies such as Shindigger and Broskis on short-term leases. There is also an area of hard standing used for outdoor storage and car parking.

OMI Architects has designed the scheme, which is intended to slot in to the significant other regeneration that is taking place along the River Irwell.

Torsion Si Si Salford resi p UK Networks PRProperty Alliance Group’s Uptown Manchester, which features 154 apartments across three blocks, is nearby, as is Greengate, an area on the opposite side of Trinity Way that has seen several tall buildings come forward in recent years.

Other members of the project team are Euan Kellie Property Solutions as the planner, Roscoe as engineer, Hydrock as M&E consultant, SKT on transport, Kova Landscapes as landscape architect, GIA as daylight and sunlight consultant, and E3P as ecology consultant.

Adam Sadler, senior development manager at Torsion, said: “We are pleased to have submitted the planning application to create a dynamic, vibrant new community along the River Irwell and contribute to the ongoing regeneration of the area.”

Euan Kellie director Katie Daniels added: “We are grateful to all those who took part in the pre-application consultation and for their comments which have helped shape the plans for the site.

“We will continue to engage and maintain dialogue with relevant stakeholders and members of the local community throughout the planning process, including via the dedicated project website.”

The application has yet to be validated by Salford City Council but the development partners expect a decision in early 2023. If consent is granted, work is targeted to start on site in the spring, with completion expected by autumn 2025.

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By Derek

typical developers ignoring the residents of an area and designing something which would have a detrimental effect on the landscape of the area. This absurd plan would quite literally throw a shadow over existing houses that back on to this site. As usual, none of the people involved are from the area so they are quite happy to stick two fingers up to the residents

By Caroline

Interesting development, but as one who was involved in the pre-planning consultation I can say that what is presented is not inline with the feedback directly given by the local community… I guess this will come out in the comments from the application process

By Anonymous

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