One Heritage Tower

Laing O’Rourke lined up to build 55-storey Salford skyscraper

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The contractor has signed a pre-construction services agreement with One Heritage, the developer behind the 55-storey residential tower at Salford’s Greengate.

The 173-metre One Heritage Tower was approved in January, and would be made up of 545 apartments ranging from one-, two- and three-bedrooms, as well as duplexes and penthouses covering a total of 10,225 sq ft.

Laing O’Rourke beat off competition from other major contractors including Sir Robert McAlpine and Sisk.

The One Heritage consortium is led by Manchester-based Jason Upton and Hong Kong-based Yiu Tak Cheung, with Awais Shaid of Atzuro Real Estate also advising.

Construction is expected to commence this year, with an estimated completion date of 2023/4.

Since revealing the Salford scheme, One Heritage has also expanded its Greater Manchester portfolio to include smaller projects in Oldham and Bolton.

The project team on the tower includes OMI Architects, Euan Kellie Property Solutions, Box Clever Consulting, Crookes Walker Consulting, DP Squared, SK Transport, Omega and GIA.

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Exciting stuff.


It’ll never happen

By Dan

Lovely tower – 2nd tallest in the land outside of London too. Turning into quite an exciting part of the city.

By Anon

This site is being offered to every developer in town! No idea what they’re doing.

By Weird

I really hope this happens but am not particularly confident…

By Anon

Dan is angry because it doesn’t contain any parking spaces

By Simpleton Dan in his brum brum car

Dan, things get built in Manchester.

By anyonebutdan

Looks great and Greengate if starting to look very interesting. Not quite the 2nd tallest outside London though, I think Deansgate Square south tower will continue to hold that title.

By Nve

Will never get built unfortunately. The BTR boom in Manchester is well and truly over. Recession, unaffordable rents, lack of outdoor space (been an eye opener from Covid) and over supply. Suburban sites will now be the focus.

By Anonymous

I’m interested in the top of the building. Is there some panels or turbines up there. On previous pictures of it there seems to be a semi enclosed area at the top, looks good.

By Robert Fuller

Brilliant news looks sleek more tall buildings needed to promote Salford/Manchester

By Anonymous

Feels amazing to be in this city

By Anonymous

They maybe ‘lined up’..won’t get numbers to work as will be too expensive..internal supply chain name their own price

By Pete

Still called Salford

By Anonymous

Hoping this does indeed go forward and this whole cluster will be a great counterbalance to the Castlefield one. Just a pity the current plans aren’t as unique and awesome as the original ones were when this tower was first announced. Those were something truely special for Manchester


Hope there are cycle lanes nearby :-)

By Disgruntled Goat

Deansgate Square is the tallest outside of London, so indeed this would be 2nd.
And it may well be Salford, but this is very much the city centre.

By Anon

Loads of Chinese cash involved here. Might run out at 20 storeys.

By Barry

There has been a lot of anti social behaviour round here recently, not a good time to buy here

By Lee

Are the Chinese still investing in Manchester?

By Dan

City living is a thing of the past

By Dan

Seeing this and everything else that is planned for Greengate, including the park, I’d quite like to live in this new neighbourhood.

By Excited

Yeah, it looks really good especially the top. I would like to see more detail of the semi enclosed roof area. And as someone already said ~ hope there is a cycle route, round it or even through it! Well this is August and the appetite for downtown development hasn’t diminished.

By Robert Fuller

Absolutely loved this design… But unfortunately it seems that it has bene redesigned to be another rectangle tower… If you type in Google One Heritage Tower Manchester the top result shows the postcode the building name and the new design next to it… Shame.

By James