Salford City Council approved the plans in March 2020. Credit: via planning documents

Cotton Quay towers passed

Royalton Group and Frogmore’s £360m residential scheme has been approved by Salford City Council’s planning committee.

The development, made up of two towers of 48 and 37 storeys, will be split into four quarters, and include up to 1,490 homes, commercial, retail and leisure spaces, two hotels, a lido into the St Francis Basin, a multi-storey car park with a rooftop play area including a climbing wall, floating gardens.

The current tallest tower in Salford is Renaker’s Anaconda Cut at 44-storeys. One Heritage’s eponymous tower, proposed to be finished by 2024, will stand at 55 storeys. Royalton-Frogmore’s Cotton Quay is due to complete in 2028.

The site currently houses two buildings, Laser House and Magnetic House, which will be demolished to make way for the development.

Full approval was granted for 490 homes, 25,000 sq ft of commercial or retail space, one hotel, and the multi-storey car park.

Outline permission was granted for the remaining 1,000 homes, a second hotel and 10,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The developers are set to start on site “as soon as possible,” a spokesperson said.

Two new bridges will be built to link between the phases of development, while the gateway to the site will be improved with better access to Salford Quays Metrolink stop.

A contractor has yet to be appointed.

The 8.3-acre Pier 7 site was acquired by the joint developers from TH Real Estate in May 2016 with outline permission for 800 homes.

The scheme is designed by architects Studio Egret West, Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher and Studio Partington. Lichfields is the planner.

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