Eda, Cole Waterhouse Taurus, p Inform Comms

The scheme is Cole Waterhouse's debut BTR development. Credit: via Inform Comms

Domis completes Salford Quays’ tallest building

Cole Waterhouse and Taurus Investment’s 290-apartment build-to-rent scheme Eda rises to 29 storeys at its highest point. 

Domis Construction has completed Cole Waterhouse’s debut BTR scheme ahead of schedule and interest in the properties has been high. 

The lettings team received more than 500 enquiries for the homes in the initial days of marketing, according to Cole Waterhouse. 

Simon Gallanders, managing director of Cole Waterhouse Residential, said: “We’ve worked in close partnership with our joint venture partner Taurus and our contractor Domis to achieve this milestone. 

“[We have] taken a highly collaborative approach from start to finish, which has had a significant impact on the speed and quality of delivery.” 

The scheme’s main contractor also pointed to the collaboration between the project team as the reason behind the early completion of Eda. 

Lee McCarren, managing director of Domis Construction, said he is “proud” to have completed the project “well ahead of time”. 

“That achievement is down to the dedication and commitment of our superb team working in close collaboration with Cole Waterhouse and Taurus.  

“The team developed an incredible bond during the delivery of this prestigious scheme, taking a real partnership approach, with flexibility and trust shown on all sides.” 

Eda is the second time Cole Waterhouse and Domis have worked together following the completion of No1 Old Trafford in 2021. 

Following the success of their Eda partnership, Cole Waterhouse and Taurus are now working together on a scheme at Upper Trinity Street in Digbeth. 

“The delivery of Eda really has been a great example of a best-in-class partnership working together to achieve a superb sustainable project,” stated Nick Jacobs, managing director of Taurus UK.  

“We started this programme in Covid and despite the continued economic turbulence and the associated supply and skills issues Domis has completed a remarkable job to achieve such an early handover of the building.” 

Designed by Chapman Taylor, Eda is a 250,640 sq ft, two-part residential building comprising one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, located close to the Anchorage Metrolink stop. 

The scheme features two landscaped terrace gardens on the mezzanine and level 19, plus private terraces for each rooftop penthouse apartment.  

At ground level, there is 4,000 sq ft of commercial space pre-let to Co-op Food, as well as extensive areas of internal amenity including a co-working space, residents’ lounges, a cinema room, bookable private dining and entertaining facilities, and a gym.  

In terms of sustainability credentials, Eda features high grade insulation for thermal efficiency, energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting
to minimise energy consumption and reduce utility costs for residents, as well as MVHR systems to reduce heating loads.

The Eda delivery includes Jon Matthews Architects as delivery architect, WSP Planning, structural engineers Renaissance, M&E consultants Novo, landscape architects Exterior Architecture, project managers/quantity surveying services by Henry Riley, Project Four Safety Solutions providing CDM and Principal Designer services with legal advice from Ward Hadaway. 

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Looks hideous.

By Anonymous

Nice light coloured brick close up, I thought it was cladding but they were using actual bricks, surprised me.

By Anonymous

Shame for the people who live round here, Hulme all over again

By Cal

I agree with Cal. How can Salford Council with the IWMN, Coronation Street, the BBC and the Lowry on their doorstep have made such a pig’s ear of the leisure facilities for visitors there? That awful shopping outlet needs bulldozing and the space made into something like a Box park. Nothing there is a utilised. The place is sterile and unattractive.

By Elephant

Having lived in Salford for most of my life and spent years walking the Quays, i’ve seen this building go up and from what I can see of the ground floor it looks really smart.
New way of living for the young people moving in to this part of the City. Everything on their doorstep and swanky apartments, much better than the homes you see on Rightmove and such.

By Salford Jon

Nice, and a lot more to come around here. Thankfully Hulme was redeveloped otherwise it would still be the dreadful mess it always was. That’s what some people like though. Strange.

By Anonymous

Devoid of any architectural merit whatsoever.

By Heritage Action

I live round the corner from this and it is much nicer in the flesh, however I echo comments with regards to other parts of the quays. It could be so experimental and started well with the IWM (even the Alchemist has some merit) but then more recent projects like X1 have just decimated it. They really need to sort out the design standards as it’s currently an undervalued waterfront which is only a short tram ride from the city centre. The likes of Brum and Leeds would kill for something like the Quays.

On the bright side, the Lowry have started landscaping/renovating etc. for the new units which face Old Trafford and it looks pretty fantastic. It’s crazy that they didn’t do this originally.

By Anonymous

All I can say is this is huge deviation from the original Shepherd, Epstein and Hunter master plan and the Stirling Wilford Performance Centre, which was suppose to be the focal point of the regeneration of Salford Docks, which was sold to Salfordians, back in the day.

When tasked with any development responsibility, Salford Council cannot help themselves from replicating the Salford Precinct model.

And here we go again, a stunning Arts Centre Building surrounded by ugly high density living.

Well done Salford Council!

You never fail to amaze for allowing these awfuk buildings to be constructed!

By The Salford Lad

Great use of what was a dreadful red brick office. Will add some useful retail around there too.

By Realityczech.

Love the quays, love this. I’d move there if it wasn’t so expensive to do so. Not sure I agree with what some people are saying, the quays has enough leisure going on if you want that slower pace quieter lifestyle, if you want the northern quarter, move to the northern quarter, if you want somewhere calmer where you’re not kept up by drunks and woken by builders then move to Salford quays and commute by the environmental choice of tram or even cycle, road or canal take your pick.

By Realist

Great to see a building on the Quays which actually responds to the street. Too much of the Quays is hidden behind car parks and railings creating dead zones.

By Activated Street

@September 05, 2023 at 3:59 pm
By Heritage Action

I’ve honestly seen a lot worse. It’s faced in brick which means it’ll age better. Plus, this scheme actually engages with the street. And the double chamfer corner is a nice touch.

By Rye&Eggs

Got to be honest, this photo of the building does make it look quite hideous. However as someone who lives in the Quays and passes this building daily, I don’t think it’s anywhere near as bad in the flesh as this photo makes out. I quite like the brick used on the outside of the building.

By Manc Man

Comparison with Hulme absolute nonsense. Those days have gone. Move on.

By Anonymous

yes this is ugly but then again so was the previous building so no real harm done

By Paul King

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