Countryside Clarence Street

Countryside reworks last phase of Lower Broughton regeneration

Revised proposals for a site described as “the final piece in the jigsaw” for Lower Broughton have been lodged with Salford City Council.

The project, designed in-house by Countryside Living, comprises six blocks, two each of three, four and five storeys, and represents the fifth phase of the masterplan area set out by the partnership between Salford and Countryside that started development in the area in 2005.

At 299 apartments, the Clarence Street development has been scaled back from a previous consented scheme of 428 apartments in six blocks of up to ten storeys.

There are two parcels of land involved, on either side of the fire-damaged Church of the Ascension, with three blocks on each side. The scheme includes 197 parking spaces.

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Buttress was last summer appointed to lead on the restoration of the grade two-listed 1850s-built church, which was gutted by a blaze in February 2017, with only the shell and columns remaining intact.

Lichfields is advising on planning. Kirstie Hopcroft, senior planner, said: “The development represents part of the final piece of the jigsaw for the regeneration of this part of Lower Broughton.

“Countryside has a proven track record of providing good quality housing in this location and this scheme embodies these core principles. The proposals represent a high quality sensitive scheme that will add to the character and appearance of the area.”

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These new blocks do suggest they’ve given some thought to making the buildings distinctive, giving them a bit of local character unlike some of the recent phases which have come straight out of their pattern book.

Overall Countryside have done a great job around here, I just wish they had put the commercial units along Lower Broughton Road turning it into a proper community high street and, of course, used much less tall steel security fencing fronting the pavement in certain areas.


This area is now very desirable. They need to sort out the Cliff now which is a gem of a place going to rack and ruin.If those houses were in Monton Green you would have people queuing up to live there.

By Elephant

Ok, when is this happening?

By K