The Residence Site July 2017
Photos taken of The Residence site last month

Main work set to start on Residence in September

Full groundworks are due to begin within the next fortnight at Elliot Group’s 34-storey PRS scheme The Residence in Greengate, the developer has said.

Six weeks of intensive archaeological surveys have been satisfactorily completed, and main contractor Forrest will take over the site in the coming weeks.

The 300-apartment Residence will be split between a 14-storey and a 34-storey tower, on a plot next to the River Irwell in Salford.

Elliot Lawless, director of Elliot Group, told Place North West: “It’ll be all systems go within a few weeks. For a scheme of this size there’s inevitably a bit of prep work, but once we get cracking progress is quick. It won’t be long before we’re changing the city’s skyline.”

Elliot Group The Residence

Completion is expected in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is Elliot’s maiden project in Manchester, with multiple schemes underway in Leeds and Liverpool.

The professional team on The Residence was appointed last summer, after Elliot acquired the site already with planning permission for the Jeffrey Bell-designed towers, previously known as Norfolk Court.

Clancy is the structural engineer, Abacus the M&E designer and the Manchester studio of Falconer Chester Hall is project architect.

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Chicago-esque design, I like it!

By Anonymous

Is there a nice commercial unit by the river? Hope so!

By Design for Living

Love it!! Higher…even better!

By Schwyz

Manchester/ Salford is booming, great cluster of towers here now.
Bye bye Leeds & Scouseland

By Ship Canal

@shipcanal, All those dreary lifeless streets with no activity on them from these blocks springing up. Oh yes, ‘Scouseland’ is in awe of the magnificence of your developing PRC style urban nightmare.

By Morgan

@Shipcanal, read the article again, this is your first from this developer multiple ones for Leeds and Liverpool already!

By Rosie York

Sort of agree with Morgan. They are turning out skyscrapers on random plots everywhere in Salford and Manchester, but the streets around them are either featureless or building sites. You still have to walk to Deansgate if you want a drink from Trinity way. They are places to put your head down,not communities.

By Elephant

We still have a lot to learn from European cities on how to grow organically and keep the community involved by means of human interface, either by commercial or retail premises on the ground floors instead of producing facelass glass and steel towers.

By Emperor of the North

So will this have any commercial units? If not something has gone wrong at salfords planning department not to insist on any.

By Design for Living

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