ECf moves to next phase of Salford townhouses

English Cities Fund is due to complete the public realm at Timekeepers Square in January, and has started preparatory works on the next phase of townhouses within its Chapel Street regeneration area.

Carpino Place, located on Oldfield Road off Chapel Street, totals 22 three-storey townhouses, one of which will be a four-bedroom home, while the rest will have three bedrooms. John Turner Construction is the main contractor, while Buttress is the architect.

Other features include private rear gardens, rooftop terraces and patio areas. The project will also incorporate the restoration of the historic cobbled Wroe Street and South William Street.

Carpino Place is named after Archbishop Francesco Carpino who in 1966, along with the then mayor of Salford, laid the foundation stone of The Stella Maris Seaman’s Mission, which previously occupied the site. The style of the buildings will be similar to the nearby Georgian-style Timekeepers Square, although the red bricks used will be the same as ECf’s Vimto Gardens, also on Chapel Street.

Meanwhile, completion is nearing for the 36 townhouses which make up Timekeepers Square. The central public realm is due to complete in January, and all houses will be finished by March. Contracts have been exchanged on all the properties.

Vimto, Timekeepers and Carpino all form part of English Cities Fund’s 44-acre Salford Central development around Chapel Street and New Bailey.

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: “The townhouses are in keeping with the traditional Victorian terraces found in the area, but also complement the modern Vimto Gardens, which sits alongside. We’re looking forward to seeing the plans come to life as we continue to enhance the urban landscape of Salford.”

ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency.

It is anticipated that the units at Carpino will go on sale in spring.

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Moved into the Zenith building in 2008 (corner of Chapel Street and Oldfield Road) and the area really has changed since then

By Henry

Great to see ‘human scale’, well thought out, regeneration projects such as this. The Chapel Street area was once a vibrant corridor – the heart of the old Salford. People living and working in the area us vital to its future. Roy Chapman, MD, Lynwood Transtec Ltd.

By Roy Chapman

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