Pinnacle Alliance has taken over the development of a 300-studio student accommodation scheme in Salford Quays from Peel Group, while FairBriar International has applied to increase the number of homes at its £700m Middlewood Locks site by 210 to 1,965.
Salford City Council’s planning team will meet on Thursday 7 June to discuss the applications, which have both been recommended for approval.
Pinnacle Alliance’s application for detailed planning consent for 300 flats on the site of the Bupa car park in King William Enterprise Park builds on approval granted to Peel-subsidiary Tokenhouse in September 2015.
Tokenhouse gained outline permission for two blocks of between eight and 12 storeys. The architect was Povall Worthington.
Pinnacle Alliance’s architect Day Architectural has reworked the project, although the scale remains the same.
The development has been renamed Discovery Quay. A laundry, cinema and gym will also be included within the residential buildings.
At the same meeting the council will consider an application from UK-China joint venture FairBriar International to revise some details of planning consent granted to its £700m Middlewood Locks project in 2013.
The proposal changes the location of some agreed uses to different plots in the development site, to be built out in a later phase of the project. FairBriar has also applied for the amount of homes delivered on the site to increase by 210 to 1,965.
The overall use mix and size of the project remains the same.
Alongside the homes, the 24-acre project will contain 750,000 sq ft of commercial development space, including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants, a convenience store and gym.
FairBriar International is a joint venture between the McCabe family’s Scarborough Group International, Hualing Group, based in Urumqui, Xinjiang, China and Metro Holdings, a Singapore-listed property development and investment group.
Work started on site last month, and is being undertaken by Beijing Construction & Engineering Group, the Chinese construction company.