LPC launches Ordsall resi plans

Salford-based developer LPC Living is holding a series of consultation events on its proposals for 140 homes on the site of a former district centre in Ordsall.

The development would create 89 family homes with two-, three- or four-bedrooms, each with gardens and parking space. The scheme, which has been designed by Cheshire-based Mimar architects, would have 51 one- and two-bedroom apartments.

The project would include pedestrian links and public realm improvements to the area outside the Ordsall community café which neighbours the site. An orchard walk is also proposed around the community-led allotment which was completed earlier this year.

Local residents, business and organisations are invited to view and comment on the plans at a series of drop-in consultation events taking place in Ordsall. Representatives from LPC Living will be on hand to answer any queries and gather feedback.

The events will take place as follows:

  • Wednesday 26 November, 3-6pm at Primrose Hill Primary School, Phoebe Street
  • Monday 1 December, 6-8pm at St Clements Church, Groves Avenue
  • Wednesday 3 December, 1-4pm at Ordsall Community Café, Tatton Street

The consultation process takes place ahead of the final proposals being submitted to Salford City Council's planning committee early next year.

Scott Neal, marketing manager, at LPC Living said: "We have worked closely with Salford City Council and the local community for the past ten years to help transform the area with quality, affordable homes and much needed new amenities. The former district centre is an important site at the heart of the estate and its redevelopment will help further transform Ordsall.

"We have always taken our responsibility to engage with the local community very seriously and have given careful consideration to our bordering neighbours to the scheme to ensure they benefit from the proposals. We look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on our plans at the drop in sessions."

Launched in 2006, the Ordsall development framework was created to regenerate one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Under the partnership with Salford City Council, LPC Living, which is owned by the Pervaiz Naviede Family Trust, was appointed as the exclusive developer for an area of 180-acres between Salford Quays and Manchester city centre.

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Oh dear, what is this? Looks like LPC have abandoned the distinctive, quality and contemporary style housing that has been their hallmark up to now for bog standard noddy boxes. Disappointing.

By Disappointed

Disappointed – while the general design and internal layouts of the proposed homes share some DNA with our previous schemes in the area it was felt that the external finishes of the scheme should be more traditional to better complement the surrounding, Victorian-era housing.

Of course, the consultations are designed to gauge whether the proposals are appropriate and any areas in which they could be refined so if you’re able to attend one of the events we’d love to get your feedback.

By Scott Neal, LPC Living

I wouldn’t expect the new phase to look the same. In fact it’s not the choice of finish – necessarily – that’s my problem. It’s the fact that LPC have dumped the design led approach for standard cookie-cutter house types and street scenes. Was looking forward to seeing btpw’s original proposals being realised, designs which features dormer windows, bays, garden terraces, integral garages, all-brick facing and really varied and high quality street scenes abandoned for a manifestly cheaper scheme. Its a real shame for Ordsall – somewhere that desperately needs and deserves something of lasting quality to help lift and sustain the area. The original proposal can be seen here http://www.bptw.co.uk/architecture/projects/ordsall-estate-manchester.html

By Disappointed

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