No1 OT, Cole Waterhouse Exterior 2, Cole Waterhouse
The £72m scheme comprises 644,207 bricks. Credit: via Cole Waterhouse

GALLERY | Inside the £72m No1 Old Trafford 

Dan Whelan

Cole Waterhouse’s 354-home development completed in May and 92% of the apartments are now sold.

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The 214,000 sq ft PRS development, located close to the Wharfside Metrolink stop, is split between two towers of 18 and 15 storeys. It was designed by Jon Matthews Architects.   

The £72m scheme comprises 644,207  bricks. 

The blocks are connected at ground level by a central reception area, which houses residential amenities including a cinema room, co-working business lounge, a private dining facility, and laundry rooms.  

A total of 139 apartments have one bedroom, while 211 of the flats provide two bedrooms. Four of the apartments have three bedrooms. 

Domis Construction took over from collapsed contractor Forrest Construction in 2019 and the development topped out last summer. 

Project team 

  • Funding Partner: Fortwell Capital
  • Main contractor: Domis Construction
  • Architect: Jon Matthews Architects
  • Planning Consultant: Paul Butler Associates
  • Project Manager: Mace Consultancy
  • Cost Consultant: Mace Consultancy
  • Landscape Architect: Exterior Architecture
  • Structural Engineer: Renaissance Associates
  • Mechanical & Electrical: Aberla
  • Transport: SCP

Conor Flood, development manager at Cole Waterhouse, said: “No. 1 Old Trafford is an impressive building both internally and externally. Huge credit must be given to the whole project team who have worked collaboratively to deliver an excellent development, particularly so over the last 18 months.

“The feedback we’ve received from the moment prospective occupiers enter the building has been excellent. Especially as we see the development filling with people No.1 Old Trafford really starts to find its place on the banks of the River Irwell.

“People are looking for a slice of serenity after what has been such an unusual couple of years and Salford Quays seems to present that. This has been reflected in the take up where we have recorded 92% of sales now, with just less than 30 apartments remaining.”

Nearby, Cole Waterhouse is developing the 290-apartment Anchorage Gateway, next to Anchorage tram stop in Salford Quays. 

Demolition of existing buildings on the site has begun. 

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Great scheme, looking forwards to further development along the Trafford Wharf side of the Quays