Domis has completed construction of the £79m Local Blackfriars, a residential project on Salford’s Trinity Way, on behalf of Salboy.
The scheme is made up of two buildings, sitting at 16 storeys and 12 storeys, alongside the restored former Black Friars Pub, which is now used as a marketing suite. At a later date the pub is expected to be returned to a leisure use.
The blocks sit either side of a central courtyard, which will be accessible to the public during the day but closed at night.
In total, the project delivered 399 one- and two-bedroom apartments, including 12 penthouses, and six townhouses at Garden Lane.
Initially intended to be for the private rented sector, Salboy switched the scheme to instead be targeted at the sales market halfway through development. The flats have been sold to a mix of local and overseas buyers, managed by sales arm Salboy International, to retain control of the process abroad.
The flats are now 50% occupied, with 25 apartments left to sell. Urbanbubble is managing the project.
Facilities on site include a private fully equipped cinema, gym and studio, launderette, pet wash facility, cycling storage and underground parking.
According to Salboy, the time from start on site to completion was 104 weeks, putting the project 22 weeks ahead of schedule.
Salboy is led by Betfred billionaire Fred Done and managing director Simon Ismail. Domis, partly owned by Salboy, was the contractor, while the scheme was designed by Jon Matthews Architects.
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