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The development tide is moving eastwards up the Irwell. Credit: via planning documents

J2 latest to leverage Irwell riverside

Proposals for 52 townhouses overlooking the river in the Agecroft area of Salford come off the back of large-scale housing developments by Keepmoat and Salboy in nearby Kersal. 

J2 Corporation wants to redevelop a 2.7-acre former industrial site off Regatta Street that overlooks the River Irwell. 

The plot is located next to Keepmoat’s Riverside Gardens, a 430-home project stretching westwards from Littleton Road to Balfour Street along the Irwell. 

A planning statement prepared by WSP states that J2’s scheme is “sustainably located and well-positioned to access the city centres of both Salford and Manchester.  

“The River Irwell provides an accessible active travel link directly to and from the site.” 

The scheme, designed in-house by J2, would provide a mix of three-, and four-bedroom homes. 

The project team includes Vectos and CW Studio.  

To learn more about the scheme, search for reference number 23/81687/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal. 

In recent years, the amount of development activity in this part of Salford has increased. As well as Keepmoat’s housing estate, Salboy is delivering 500 homes on the site of the former Castle Irwell student halls on the west side of Littleton Road. 

In addition, Connell Property Partnership and Shea Investments earned outline consent for 467 homes on a 21-acre industrial site between Orchard Street and the Bolton railway line. 

On Kersal Vale Road, north of J2’s site, P&F Properties recently completed 18 homes close to the border with Bury.  

The average house price in the area has increased by more than £70,000 since 2018, according to Land Registry data published in a viability report prepared by Stannybrook Property Consultants. 

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I think it’s Riverbank View, not Riverside Gardens. Loads of space along the river down there. Just need to shift all those soil mountains!

By Salford6

Why don’t they leave things alone. Fed up with buildings being sprung up all over. Can’t move as it is for traffic. Leave some green spaces or we will be like the old days FULL of SMOG

By Anonymous

Perhaps on the back of these developments, the Langley Road area might get a decent bus service?

By Prescotian

@Anonymous – of course things have to move on or we’ll all be living in the Victorian slums associated with the ‘SMOG of yesteryear’ that you mention! Populations are growing & there a massive need for new homes & regeneration, especially in this area. Perhaps dig out your old Penny farthing to get through that commuter traffic.

By BuildaBear

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