Full consent near for £1bn MediaCityUK second phase

Detailed proposals for the £1bn expansion of MediaCityUK are due to be approved by Salford City Council’s planning committee next week.

Peel Media submitted the application for the next 10 buildings at Salford Quays in June. The developer was granted outline consent for the second phase of MediaCityUK in October 2006, and had 10 years to bring forward detailed applications for each building.

Overall, the expansion is expected to deliver 540,000 sq ft of offices, 1,800 apartments, retail and leisure, public spaces and a pedestrian street.

The buildings proposed at MediaCityUK are:

  • 97,000 sq ft office by Chapman Taylor
  • 182 apartments and car park by Hodder & Partners
  • 1,052-space multi-storey car park by Chapman Taylor
  • 286 flats by Jeffrey Bell
  • Market and event space by Jeffrey Bell
  • 345 flats by Chapman Taylor
  • 300,000 sq ft office by Sheppard Robson
  • 450 apartments by 5plus
  • 476 apartments in two blocks by AHR Architects

In March, Peel accelerated its application for the residential scheme by AHR, which was approved and the apartments in the first building launched to the market for sale. A start on site is expected by the end of the year.

Chapman Taylor is masterplanner guardian, while Gillespies is the landscape architect. NJL Consulting is advising on planning.

At the same meeting on Thursday 1 September, Peel has also put forward plans for up to 132 houses across two plots in Boothstown. The proposed scheme at Vicars Hall Lane is on agricultural land, and forms the second phase of a wider residential development. The first phase of 60 homes was approved in 2014 and is currently on site.

Randall Thorp is advising Peel.

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