Part of the Salford Central masterplan, the riverside site is to be redeveloped into a 212,000 sq ft office and a 280-bedroom hotel once the existing buildings have been demolished.
The Ralli Quays proposals are led by Legal & General’s investment management arm, LGIM and have been submitted to Salford City Council.
Designed by EPR Architects, the scheme will see the one-acre site cleared, paving the way for the construction of a 16-storey hotel and a 12-floor office building.
As it stands, Ralli Quays comprises 80,000 sq ft of office space and is occupied by HM Revenue & Customs. It was built in the early 1990s and is located 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 an office-led mixed-use scheme.
HMRC is to vacate Ralli Quays when its staff move to the 157,000 sq ft Three New Bailey, which is being fitted out by Bam Construction.
Subject to planning approval, it is anticipated that the demolition of Ralli Quays will begin towards the end of 2022, once HMRC has moved out.
Colliers is the agent for Ralli Quays. The project team also comprises Turner & Townsend as project manager, 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.
Kayleigh Dixon, associate director at DPP Planning, said: “Ralli Quays will be a significant addition to Salford Central, complementing the surrounding developments and bringing a new hotel and office concept to the market. It also demonstrates Legal & General Investment Management’s long-term commitment to regenerate this area.”