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Salford Rise is a key part of the wider £2.5bn masterplan Credit: via Roland Dransfield PR

Crescent partnership eyes 2022 start for Salford Rise 

Dan Whelan

The near-five-acre podium aimed at unlocking sites for redevelopment and better connecting areas within the 240-acre masterplan has received £13.17m from the government’s Levelling Up Fund. 

Salford Rise is one of the first projects to come forward under the £2.5bn masterplan, and is seen as a key piece of infrastructure to enable future phases. 

Salford City Council and the University of Salford appointed English Cities Fund as development partner for the Crescent masterplan earlier this year. 

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett described the Salford Rise project as “an ambitious infrastructure and public-realm project that will foster inclusivity, and genuinely start to help to level-up Salford”. 

The  scheme will see an 11-metre-wide podium constructed over Frederick Road, aimed at removing a “significant barrier to movement” within the masterplan area, and creating a 15-minute neighbourhood. 

English Cities Fund is readying a planning application for the project and, subject to planning approval, aims to be on site with the project in the first half of 2022. 

The project team for Salford Rise comprises Make Architects, Cundall as structural engineer and Planit-IE as landscape architect.

The wider 240-acre Crescent masterplan aims to deliver 3,000 homes, more than 1m sq ft of innovation space, 1m sq ft of offices, retail, leisure, and a new multi-modal transport hub.   

Maggie Grogan, senior development surveyor at ECF, said: “This strong partnership with ECF, the council and the University of Salford is totally committed to delivering a unique brand of transformational and sustainable regeneration that connects people seamlessly with place, creates opportunities for all, with prosperity and wellbeing at its core.”  

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This bridge over the really busy Frederick rd is about safety. At the moment, road workers have totally blocked off the pedestrian crossings at the top of the really busy Frederick rd for the last few weeks. Safety

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