Major schemes reapproved ahead of local plan adoption
Salford City Council has ruled that a 55-storey residential skyscraper, the mixed-use redevelopment of Ralli Quays, and 256 apartments in Eccles all accord with its 15-year spatial strategy, due to be adopted in January.
The authority’s planning committee met last week to reconsider three major schemes that had previously been approved in order to ensure that they would adhere to the policies set out in Salford’s local plan.
All three were reapproved, which means the path is clear for them to begin, subject to Section 106 agreements being signed.
The local plan, which would run until 2037, is due to be approved at a full council meeting on 18 January, almost a decade after the first call for sites to inform the document was made.
One Heritage Tower
One Heritage’s 55-storey skyscraper would be built on the corner of New Bridge Street in Salford’s Greengate district.
Constructor Midgard has been appointed to build the 542-apartment scheme. The project will take four years to build.
Once complete, the skyscraper would be the tallest building in Salford at 173 metres and the second tallest in Greater Manchester behind Deansgate Square’s South Tower, which stands at 200 metres tall.
Plans for the tower were first approved in 2020. Amended proposals were given the green light last October.
The project team features OMI as the architect and Euan Kellie Property Solutions as the planning consultant.
To learn more about this project, search for reference number 19/74205/FULEIA on Salford City Council’s planning portal.
One Albert Street
Designed by Jeffrey Bell Architects, the 25-storey project would be built on the site of the former Vauxhall garage on the corner of Albert Street and Peel Street.
Silverlane Developments, which is also behind plans for a 23-storey scheme elsewhere in Eccles, won approval for the scheme in October.
The Albert Street plot was previously the subject of proposals by Cheshire Estates for a 22-storey scheme featuring 150 apartments. The company lodged plans for the project in 2019 but scrapped them two years later.
According to Companies House, Cheshire Estates is now in liquidation.
Silverlane then stepped in to acquire the site and is now progressing plans for a larger development, comprising a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and six townhouses.
To learn more about this project, search for reference number 22/80150/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal.
Legal & General Investment Management wants to build a 280-bedroom hotel and a new 212,000 sq ft office next to the River Irwell in Salford.
LGIM’s scheme will see the 80,000 sq ft Ralli Quays demolished and replaced with two new buildings.
Plans lodged in 2021 and approved this year proposed closing a section of the riverside walkway along the Irwell to facilitate the scheme.
However, the developer reversed its plans to scrap a historic riverside path in the face of fierce opposition and calls from City Mayor Paul Dennett.
To learn more about this project, search for reference number 21/78277/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal.