Ralli Quays CGI, Legal And General Investment Management, C EPR Architects
EPR Architects designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

L&G awaits green light for Ralli Quays overhaul 

Dan Whelan

Plans to tear down the 80,000 sq ft HMRC office complex on Stanley Street in Salford to create a new-build 212,000 sq ft office and a 280-bedroom hotel are due to be approved next week. 

Subject to planning approval, Legal & General’s investment arm LGIM plans to knock down Ralli Quays once HMRC staff relocate to the 157,000 sq ft Three New Bailey later this year. 

Ralli Quays was built in the early 1990s and is located on the opposite side of the River Irwell from Spinningfields 

The redevelopment of the site would see a 16-storey hotel and a 12-floor office building created. 

Part of the Salford Central masterplan, the scheme has been designed by EPR Architects. The wider masterplan, which includes the New Bailey commercial district, is being delivered by English Cities Fund – a joint venture between Legal & General, Homes England and Muse Developments. Legal & General is developing Ralli Quays alone. 

The project team for Ralli Quays includes Turner & Townsend as project manager, DPP Planning Services as planning consultant, Walker Sime as quantity surveyor and Hannan Associates is providing M&E Services, Sustainability & BREEAM Consultancy.

Clancy Consulting is structural engineer, WSP is advising on transport and Hyland Edgar Driver is the landscape architect.   

Salford City Council is requesting a £552,560 contribution towards public realm improvements as a condition to the approval. 

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Great the way the new office interacts with the irwell allowing pedestrians to walk through to quay street

By Tomo

Pretty much already approved and will a significant addition to this part of the city centre. Seems to be a lot offices still being around Manchester. It’s almost like they know something about jobs and inward investment.

By Dancal

@Tomo The office directly obstructs access through to Quay St. There is a glass walled colonnade in the way isn’t there?

By Not a rambler

So what’s the plan for the Mark Addy site?? Or is this being ignored?

By Local Resident

The arches are impressive.

By MrP

That is so energy efficient. Demolish a building just 30 years old and put up two more. Hey, Salford planning, have you heard of sustainability?

By Architecto

I live opposite this proposed build and it’s is too high. It needs to be reduced in height as residences are going to have loss of light. Constant noise from the hotel and constant light into our apartments

By Leftbank

It’s a shame the dated, but interesting design of the tax offices had to go and be replaced by these brutalist blocks.
I recall the Mark Addy was due for redevelopment as a restaurant.

By ChesneyT

@Local Resident – I was thinking the same. Not sure who owns it currently but it is looking more and more out of place with the surrounding area being redeveloped whilst the pub slowly gets reclaimed by nature

By Salfordian

Much improved – great work

By John C

@Leftbank Unfortunately you live in a bustling city centre and don’t have monopoly on light and space. One of the appeals if living in such a place is the constant life, the density, the urbanity.

If you wish for something quieter I’d suggest instead of trying to derail developments in and around where you currently live, that you move to somewhere more quaint and bucolic.

By The Squirrel's Nuts

@Leftbank, you live in a city centre, buildings are going to be tall, areas redeveloped it’s part of city centre living, especially when the city is a hot spot for investment, new infrastructure and an ever growing population.

By Northernlad