Legacie Salford
Falconer Chester Hall has replaced Fletcher Rae as architect on the project

Legacie makes Salford debut with £40m resi project

Dan Whelan

The Liverpool-based developer has bought a site at the junction of Ordsall Lane and Dyer Street near Salford Quays from electrical manufacturer Selectric and aims to bring forward a 196-apartment scheme called Merchant’s Wharf. 

The development will be Legacie Development’s first in Greater Manchester and is being delivered in partnership with investment firm RWinvest. The value of the site acquisition was not disclosed.

Together, RWInvest and Legacie plan to deliver 2,000 units in Manchester within the next three years, according to Michael Gledhill, director at RWinvest. 

Selectric, which is looking to relocate, secured planning consent for an apartment scheme at the site earlier this year. 

Salford City Council granted consent for two buildings, at seven and nine storeys, on the one-acre site next to the River Irwell. The two buildings currently occupied by Selectric are to be demolished under the plans.

Legacie intends to use the existing planning consent rather than seek fresh approval, and aims to be on site in late autumn, a spokesperson for the developer told Place North West.

A new project team has been appointed following Legacie’s acquisition of the site, including Zerum as planning consultant and Falconer Chester Hall as architect, the spokesperson added. 

Under Selectric’s plans, Euan Kellie Property Solutions was the planning consultant and Fletcher Rae was the architect.

John Morley, managing director of Legacie Developments, said: “The area between Salford Quays and Manchester City centre is experiencing a real renaissance with huge investment and regeneration underway. 

“Our development, comprising 196 apartments, will add further quality to the residential offer in the area. This is Legacie’s first development in Greater Manchester and we are looking forward to starting work.” 

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A Liverpool developer!!! Luckily unlike our scouse friends, we are not parochial here but lets hope it doesnt end up stalling, knowing Liverpools track record. Will they be affordable?

By Darren on tag

Getting edged out of Liverpool then…spreading ones bets….

By Anonymous

Does this scheme have any proper balconies for the residents to enjoy? If so, it will be a significant advantage compared to the many schemes in Manchester that don’t. I certainly wouldn’t buy or rent one without.

By Balcony watch

Great to see another Liverpool developer investing in Greater Manchester.

By Liverpool Voices

Good on em. There is an awful lot of development going on around here leading into the city centre. I guess having the tram lines so nearby helps.

By John

I am sorry but it’s nothing personal, prejudiced,or anything to do with football, but I would be very cautious about this.
I’d rather be proved wrong though.

By Anonymous

They’ll make more money in GM

By Dan

Affordable affordable affordable affordable affordable.. I bet not. We will all have to wait and see

By Darren born bred.

Good god when the Liverpool developers are investing here instead you can see why they made that programme Manctopia.

By Anonymous

Solid outfit with a good track record noting they build in house. Hope the graveyard that is Ordsall Lane doesn’t undue their good work to date.

By Eddie

Salford council have the worst record on air pollution in the UK . They never take in concentration how building more and more apartments will impact on the air quality and the massive amounts of traffic in the Ordsal area. Regent rd a massive new builds with hundreds of new cars . Trafford rd same again more apartments more traffic . And the council never takes into consideration more apartments means even more traffic and even more air pollution.

By Peter

Calm down Peter, saw them installing 2 pop up bike lanes only today so you can breath again! Btw….it’s Ordsall not Ordsal, that’s how us locals spell it anyway.

By Johnboy

Another block of expansive appartments down ordsall lane, city of Salford. These will be not affordable and people buying will think it’s in Manchester.

By Darren born bred.

What was once warehousing and run down buildings and waste land is now being turned into something vibrant and I am sure amazing given their track record in Liverpool

By Anonymous