Work could start on site in December. Credit: via planning documents

Heaton Group acquires site of 500-home Salford scheme 

Previously brought forward by Eutopia Homes, the Ordsall Lane build-to-rent development could start on site before the end of the year. 

Heaton Group has acquired the site from Eutopia Homes and has lodged a series of design tweaks for the project with Salford City Council. 

The developer has also sought to discharge various planning conditions to pave the way for a start on site in December. 

Heaton Group has drafted in a new project team to progress the 500-apartment project. Fletcher Rae has replaced Darling Associates as architect and Paul Butler Associates is taking over from Pegasus as planning consultant. 

Salford City Council handed down a formal decision notice approving the £105m development in March, meaning work can now start almost two years after the project was given the nod at committee.  

Eutopia Homes won consent in principle for the 500-apartment project in May 2020.  

Eutopia Homes and Heaton Group were contacted for comment.

The planning reference for the project is 22/79931/FUL.

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What are the design tweaks?

I’m sick of seeing developers get away with removing commercial units and such like. Ordsall Lane desperately needs to be animated to ensure the thousands of new homes have ready access to basic amenities such as a supermarket etc; and to make pedestrian walking routes feel safe.

By Anonymous

Let’s see!

By Digbuth O'Hooligan

Let me guess, they’ve sacked off the idea of allowing half of them to be purchased by people who work for a living?

By Tom

Good to see some balconies! But there should be more out the front!

By Balcony warrior

I was driving down there this morning thinking exactly the same as 6pm Anonymous. . Where is the life on Ordsal Lane? One co-op and hundreds of residents. A half-decent cafe? Something overlooking the canal? Not a chance it would appear. What a waste

By Harpsicord

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