Tim Groom Architects designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Great Places acquires £35m Ordsall homes scheme 

The housing association has bought a former dye works on Worrall Street from Primus Property Group for £4.5m and will redevelop the site into 160 affordable properties. 

Bridgestone has been appointed to build the Salford scheme, which was designed by Tim Groom Architects and approved by the city council in 2021. 

Great Places Housing Group’s £35m project is the latest element of the ongoing regeneration of Ordsall Lane. 

Other projects nearby include ForViva’s 400-home build-to-rent scheme Dock 5, which completed last year, and Heaton Group’s 500-home Berkeley Square, bought from Eutopia Homes in 2021. 

Nick Gornall, director of development at Great Places, said: “Over the past few years, this area of the city has seen significant change and regeneration. This regeneration work continues on our site, on other sites close by and there are future opportunities yet to come forward. 

“We’re excited to bring forward the next piece of the regeneration puzzle within the Ordsall Waterfront area.” 

The dye works site was previously earmarked for a 232-home scheme by Forshaw Land & Property. Plans for that project were approved in 2017 but withdrawn the following year.   

Landowner Latitude then sold the site to Primus, paving the way for the latest proposals to come forward.    

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