The development consortium has lodged plans for 96 affordable apartments, part of the Salford Central masterplan.
Designed by Buttress Architects, the scheme is to be constructed on a plot next to Atelier, another of English Cities Fund’s projects, which is nearing completion.
The plot was recently freed up by the closure of convenience store Shalimar.
Shalimar had resisted closure and demolition for several years while neighbouring developments including the 173-unit Atelier, and the 97-home Vimto Gardens sprung up on Chapel Street.
However, the store closed in May and will now be demolished to make way for English Cities Fund’s latest development.
ECF is made up of Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England.
The latest Chapel Street scheme to come forward is to comprise a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments available for affordable rent.
Salford has an affordable housing need equivalent to 613 dwellings a year, according to the Greater Manchester Strategic Housing Market Assessment in 2019.
Salford City Council’s latest analysis of the need for affordable housing indicates that 5,807 households were on the city’s housing register at April 2020.
DPP is the planning consultant for the project.