OMI designed One Heritage Tower. Credit: via One Heritage

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 

The tower will be the tallest in Salford once complete. Credit: via planning documents

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 

Silverlane is delivering more than 600 apartments in Eccles. Credit: via Jeffery Bell Architects

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.

Ralli Quays 

Ralli Quays from Bridge Street LGIM p.planning docs

EPR Architects designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

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.

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Very exciting and innovated!

By Robert Clark

I’d be suprised if the skyscraper isn’t on site by the end of the month.

By ChorltonRed

I’ve given up on One Heritage now. It was exciting at first, now it’s just another scraper. The one I’m most looking forward to is Ralli Quays. Beautiful use of brick and love the arches on the tower and podium. Good work EPR.

By Andrew

Bring it on! Much needed development.

By Digbuth O'Hooligan

Love the massive balcony at the top of the forefront building. That should be the design standard going forward

By Balcony warrior

Looking forward to this getting built. Agree with the Ralli quays comment as well, wandered around there last week and it hadn’t struck me that that’s where the Old Mark Addy was. Looks like those arches will keep the walkway open. That whole New Bailey district has developed so much coming into the city centre from that end that I just didn’t recognise where I was. Been 20 years or more since I had a ploughman’s lunch there.

By Anonymous

Trinity Islands tallest tower (183m/60 floors) will be built before One Heritage I reckon

By Anonymous

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