ECF Salford Central June 16 main

ECf submits riverside residential designs

English Cities Fund has submitted an outline application for the residential-led development of a large part of Salford Central to deliver a further 843 units including a 33-storey tower.

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View from Irwell Street Bridge

The site on the banks of the River Irwell was initially reserved half for offices and half residential in the outline application approved in 2010 by Salford City Council. The plan is now to satisfy office supply in New Bailey next door, also part of ECf’s wider regeneration programme.

View from Irwell

View from Irwell

Currently used for surface parking, the land is bounded by Trinity Way and the River Irwell and sits between other developments by Scarborough at Middlewock Locks, Allied London at St John’s and Spinningfields.

There are already two residential buildings under construction by ECf at the site.

The project team consists of DPP Planning, AHR Architects, project manager Buro Four, HED Landscape Architects, highways engineer WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, engineers Integra Consulting and Hannan Associates, fire expert Exova and acoustic engineer AEC.

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Your Comments

Good news. This will help anchor St John’s as true city centre and help Middlewood Locks feel more central. Shame about the pedestrian Premier Inn.

By Intercity

Funny how we used to get all excited about a Tower of this height.Now it is a daily announcement in Manchester.That side of the Irwell is beginning to look pretty good.

By Elephant

Hopefully some landscaping will be done so it’s walkable and cycleable. Safely. I say hopefully, but I think it’s unlikely – it’s great to see this sort of thing but our city is defining itself and we need to see it become a lot more human-friendly.

By Anonymous

nice to see something finally being done with this area after being stalled for sooooo long. Hope all the plans for the waterway and canals and rivers trust input that was considered all those years ago still goes ahead!

By Mary Smiley

Agree with Anonymous.We need some landscaping and there is no excuse on that side of the river as there is plenty of empty space.

By Elephant

Look bland and awful

By creep

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