Ralli Quays
The plans includes the demolition of the two existing office buildings

LGIM eyes summer submission for Ralli Quays

Dan Whelan

The investor plans to demolish the Ralli Quays office building in Salford to make way for a 260-bed hotel and 19,000 sq ft of office space across two blocks, with a planning application expected this summer. 

Ralli Quays is made up of two blocks, east and west, comprising 80,000 sq ft of office space occupied by HM Revenue & Customs. It was built in the early 1990s and is located on a one-acre site on the opposite side of the River Irwell from Spinningfields. 

The site falls within the New Bailey district of Salford which English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Legal & General, Homes England and Muse Developments, is redeveloping into a £650m mixed-use scheme. 

The Ralli Quays plans are led by L&G’s investment management arm, LGIM. Under the plans, the east block would be replaced by a 16-storey hotel, while the west block would be knocked down and replaced with a 14-floor office building. 

The building is due to be vacated by HMRC when its staff move to the 157,000 sq ft Three New Bailey, which is under construction by contractor Bowmer + Kirkland and due to complete in 2021. LGIM’s development timeline anticipates vacant possession of the building by the fourth quarter of next year.

Colliers is the agent for Ralli Quays. The project team also comprises Turner & Townsend as project manager, EPR Architects, DPP Planning Services as planning consultant, Walker Sime as quantity surveyor and Hannan Associates as services and acoustic consultant. 

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

Rali Quays 2

LGIM’s scheme proposes a hotel as part of the site’s redevelopment

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The recession is about to hit Manchester very very hard.

By Lee

The existing building on the site isn’t even that old is it?

By Anonymous

This looks class, walked around here the other day, the area is really coming on well. The refurbished Riverside house looks superb

By Bob

Ralli Quays needs to listed. It is a perfect example of late 80’s/early 90’s low budget, mid-rise, red brick, post modern pastiche.

By UnaPlanner

the existing building is just begging to be demolished

By Anonymous

No riverside walkway? Who cares about another office block when there is so little decent public realm in this area.

By Walky

This part of the city center is really starting to look impressive. Cant believe the changes in the past few years.

By Neil

Not another hotel

By John

Article should have had an image of the existing development to provide context.

By North by North-West