Outwood Wharf Phase 2
The second phase is due to go before Salford's planners next month

H&J Martin restarts Outwood Wharf

Charlie Schouten

The £35m first phase of Outwood Wharf in Salford is on target to complete in summer 2019 after contractor H&J Martin resumed work on site.

The 263-bed build-to-rent apartment scheme, funded by Invesco and brought forward by Salford-based Outwood Developments, started on site last year but work slowed in February after the scheme’s previous contractor entered administration.

H&J Martin has now taken over the site and is on course to deliver the IBI-designed scheme, which reaches 18 storeys in height, by the second quarter of next year.

The next phase of the project, also designed by IBI, was submitted to Salford City Council planners in March this year, and features 296 residential units split across three blocks ranging between 23 and eight storeys in height.

The homes will be predominantly apartments with 11 two-storey townhouses at ground floor level, alongside 4,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Phase two will link to the first phase to form a central courtyard, while the brick cladding is proposed to match phase one.

The project is expected to go before Salford’s planning committee in early June, and subject to approval will be delivered by autumn 2020.

The professional team on phase two also includes Frost Planning as planning consultant; Hann Tucker Associates as acoustic consultant; Mayer Brown as transport consultant; QED as M&E consultant; and Clancy Consulting as structural engineer and environmental consultant.

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