The development is the eighth collaboration between the partners. Credit: Aerial Video TV

GALLERY | Salboy celebrates £52m Greengate completion

Working with construction partner Domis, the developer has finished Fifty5ive Queen Street, a 220-home development in the Salford district.

Fifty5ive is the eighth development to have been completed by Salboy in partnership with Domis.

The project has been developed across two adjoining sites: a former copperworks fronting King Street and a second site on Queen Street, both surrounded by historic and often listed buildings.

Jon Matthews Architects put together a proposal to combine the sites in a scheme comprising one- and two-bedroom apartments and duplexes. The scheme also includes a cinema, gym and yoga studio, along with co-working and lounge spaces.

At the point of practical completion, 98% of the scheme’s homes had been reserved by buyers.

The project is a neighbour to the historic Black Friar pub which was restored and reopened last year, as well as the Local Blackfriars residential scheme, also designed by JMA for Salboy and completed in 2019.

Salboy and Domis are currently on site with a further six developments spanning Manchester, Salford, Cornwall and central London.

Simon Ismail, co-founder and managing director of Salboy, said: “Once again, the Salboy and DOMIS partnership has delivered: Fifty5ive was completed under budget and on time and is almost entirely sold out in advance.

“It’s hugely rewarding to deliver another scheme in this important part of Salford that’s home to a lot of the city’s history and rightly deserves to be regenerated and enjoyed by people who work and make their homes there for years to come.”

Kingsley Thornton, director of Domis Construction, added: “We’re proud of the collaborative work with our business partners at Salboy and Jon Matthews to find a solution that delivers a viable and exciting new development next to our flagship scheme Local Blackfriars.

“On top of that, we delivered ahead of schedule and under budget – something that was only made possible by the hard work of our teams and partners on-site.”

Both Salboy and Domis have been busy through the summer.

In May the developer amended plans for the commercial element of its £300m Viadux scheme in Manchester, while in June it was announced that Domis is to build the 40-storey tower at St Michael’s after Salboy agreed to a 50/50 joint venture with Gary Neville’s Relentless.

Also in Manchester, Salboy has since bought a formerly Signature-owned site in Castlefield, where it will develop a boutique hotel.

Click any image to launch gallery. All images Mark Waugh except where indicated.

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Apart from the restoration of The Blackfriar, this is a seriously poor scheme. The design looks 60 years out of date and the colourscheme is just awful.

By 1981

Is the thumbnail photo correct? the image gallery looks like a different building

By Anonymous

    Good spot, anonymous. We’ve changed the photo – the earlier image was of the view from the building, which isn’t very helpful as you pointed out. – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

Looks really nice. Would be good to see some of the apartment interiors as some of the publicity suggest there are duplex units in here.

By Anonymous

That’s a good ratio of glass to rendering. I like the design.

By 1971

Check out Greengate and the tower being, this area is going to look pretty smart when they pedestrianise it.

By Anonymous

Both aerial video images should be credited to us, the others to Mark.

By Aerial Video TV

    Hi – we’ve fixed this. Apologies for the wrong credit. Best – Julia

    By Julia Hatmaker

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