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Plans for the scheme were lodged in October 2022. Credit: OMI Architects

Consent secured for 18-storey Salford resi

Si-Si Investments has been given the go-ahead to build 183 homes at Springfield Business Centre.

Salford City Council granted planning approval for the redevelopment of the commercial complex into a residential scheme featuring an 18-storey tower on Thursday morning.

The project was passed by the authority’s committee four votes to two despite more than 100 objections. Among the dissenters was Barbara Keeley MP, although the site does not fall within her constituency.

Katie Daniels, director at Euan Kellie Property Solutions, which advised Si-SI on planning, said: “The proposals will see the redevelopment of a tired former industrial site into a high-quality residential development, within only 400m and a few minutes’ walk of Greengate and the regional centre.

“The client team has worked tirelessly to refine the proposals during the determination period and the final scheme includes extensive landscaping and off-site public realm improvements by way of a riverside pocket park and the delivery of the Bee Network – which will bring meaningful improvements to the area to the benefit of the wider community.”

Located off Springfield Lane, Si-Si Investments’ build-to-rent scheme was previously being brought forward with Torsion Developments. However, Torsion is no longer involved in the project.

The plans were submitted in October 2022. The original proposal was for 214 homes across three buildings. However, this was scaled back following discussions with stakeholders.

The height of the two linear blocks has been reduced from eight to five storeys and five to four stories respectively.

Overall, the mix of homes comprises six two-bedroom townhouses, 81 one-bed apartments, 91 with two bedrooms and five three-bedroom apartments.

The site is surrounded by residential schemes including Urban Splash’s Irwell Riverside, Property Alliance Group’s Uptown Manchester, and

OMI Architects is leading on design and Euan Kellie Property Solutions is advising on planning.

Other members of the project team 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.

To learn more, search for reference number 22/80643/FULEIA on Salford City Council’s planning portal.

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By Anonymous

More bang average

By John0407

Will be a fantastic place to live

By Balcony Warrior

Kinda like it and hopefully it’ll set a precedent for taller buildings in the surrounding area. Having skyscrapers in Greengate and houses around here is a weirdly abrupt end to the city centre

By Anonymous

Tiny flats in a tower block in one of the most deprived wards, sign me up!

By Anonymous

Europeans build low-rise (up to four stories) with social hubs to occupy all the wasteland and desolate workshed landscapes and helö generate local communities. But England knows best, or our US idols.

By Anonymous

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