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Todd Architects is leading on the scheme's design. Credit: via Satellite MPR

Generation lodges plans for Salford apartment scheme 

A 12-storey block comprising 85 apartments off Duncan Street is the proposal from the Manchester-based developer. 

Designed by Todd Architects, Generation’s scheme will be built on a site next to Sourced Developments’ 585-home Regent Plaza, which is under construction. 

The development is targeted at “aspirational young professionals”, according to Generation, and features 40 one-bedroom apartments, 44 with two bedrooms and a single three-bedroom property.  

A residents’ lounge and a large communal roof terrace also feature within the plans. 

“[This development] is in an area that is undergoing substantial and transformative change, with a new mixed-use neighbourhood now emerging,” said Shehzad Chaudhri, founder and director of Generation. 

“The scheme itself is designed to contribute significantly to that transformation by delivering high-quality new homes with high levels of resident amenity space to support modern, post-Covid lifestyles.” 

The development is one of three Todd Architects is currently working on in Salford. 

The firm is also designing a 175-apartment project for Outwood Developments on Hulme Street and the 88-home redevelopment of Pendleton House for Lagan. 

The Duncan Street project will create “a flagship urban scheme”, according to Seamus Lennon, principal at TODD Architects. 

“Our proposal will contribute to the new sustainable community emerging in this area of Salford and will offer high-quality homes using a range of apartment typologies to suit local market demand.  

“It has been designed very much with residents and the local community in mind and offers a true sense of place and community.” 

Paul Butler Associates is advising Generation on its proposals as planning consultant. 

To find out more about the project, search for reference number 22/80362/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal. 


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Like the building but a shame the 2 bedroom apartments are 1 double bedroom and 1 single bedroom. A lot of young professionals look to share an apartment to split the rent, this layout will make it more difficult/less desirable than 2 well proportioned double bedrooms. Also one lift that isn’t big enough for furniture makes moving in/out difficult for residents. No garbage chute is inconvenient. Nonetheless, good to see regeneration!

By Anonymous

I’m hoping the whole area boxed in by Trinity Way, Regent Road, Albion Way and Chapel street will be replaced with apartments, Middlewood locks is a good start, but the whole area needs a master plan and not doing bit by bit like this, hight rise apartments, a large park, offices, shops, bars and skyscrapers near Trinity way should all be designed in so it’s truly an expansion of the city centre, just like the area around Strangeways north of the city centre should be as well.


Completely agree @MC

By Verticality

Needs many more balconies

By Balcony warrior

That’s another 85 cars on our streets and pavements then. These apartments are causing mayhem with their extortionate prices for parking so tenants park all over the place. Not to mention the taxis and delivery drivers pulling up in front and parking on double yellow lines.

By Anonymous

@Anonymous, let’s just all sit in our houses all day then and not go anywhere or do anything, or buy things, because it offends you that there are too many cars on the road. You live in a City Centre what do you expect?


Looks like a decent scheme…seems to be a lot happening in the area. Regent Plaza looks like it’s coming along soon. Manchester needs more rental stock…I’ve been looking around and there seems to be less choice than when I last rented a few years ago. Is it me or are there less apartments being built?

By Anon

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