H20 Urban lodges plans for 200-home Salford scheme
Designed by AHR Architects, the project would see the construction of two residential blocks off Oldfield Road and Upper Wharf Street.
H20 Urban, the joint venture between the Canal & Rivers Trust and private developer Bloc, unveiled its plans for the site this summer.
Now, a planning application for the 204-apartment scheme has been submitted to Salford City Council for consideration.
Earlier designs show plans for a much taller building on the plot immediately fronting Oldfield Road. However, this has been refined over a number of years “in response to the detailed daylight and sunlight analysis”, according to AHR’s design and access statement.
As a result, the two blocks – rising from seven to nine storeys – have been stepped back from Oldfield Road. The roadside plot will be used for parking.
The scheme also features plans for a linear park that follows the line of the former Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal to the south of the site abutting the railway line, which has been infilled. The park has been designed by Planit IE.
The Upper Wharf Street site is located in the southern part of the area covered by the Salford Crescent Development Framework known as Zone Six ‘The Crescent’. The framework identifies the site as an area that is appropriate for high-density residential development.
There are several apartment schemes already built or under construction in the vicinity. These include Salboy’s Local Crescent, Middlewood Locks, and the first and second phases of Outwood Wharf.
The second phase, comprising 296 homes, is currently under construction.
CBRE is advising H20 Urban the developer on planning matters. To learn more about the scheme, search for reference number 23/82372/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal.