Forshaw Derwent Street
The previously consented scheme was 21 storeys at its tallest point

Forshaw plans latest Ordsall homes in £35m tower

Plans for a £35m building next to the River Irwell in Salford have been revealed by Bolton-based developer Forshaw Land & Property Group.

The proposals located on Derwent Street in Ordsall, would provide 183 apartments, range from 11 to 27 storeys, and include a cinema, gym and retail kiosk for residents.

Plans were submitted to Salford City Council by Lichfields on behalf of Forshaw earlier this month. DLA Design is the architect.

The scheme is near to another project by Forshaw also recently submitted for planning approval, a £40m development across three residential buildings, on Worrall Street.

Lichfields said the Derwent Street build would take place over an 18-month construction period.

Nathan Matta, associate director at the Manchester office of Lichfields, said: “This is an underused brownfield site located in a highly sustainable urban area.

“The proposals fit in with the goal of transforming the Ordsall Riverside Corridor, and this gateway location means the development can become a landmark building on the Salford side of the River Irwell.”

The flats are a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

If approved by the council work will start on the development in 2018.

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How fitting

By Cal

Way too high.

By Aaron

Looks great. Ordsall has a lot of brownfield land and hope to see more of this high density.


Need to wait until results of Grenfell Tower inquiry!

By JGW905

Way too high? ..NOT!! Safe…There are millions of safe blocks all over the world..Must not let the NIMBYs get their way.

By Schwyz

Pulling the NIMBY card without even asking my rationale? I just think the scale is too high for the area, from ground level you just can’t relate to it. Maybe if it was set further back from the river with a little breathing space, but this just looks like they’ve tried to cram in as much pokey flats as possible.

By Aaron