Plans have been submitted for a nine-storey building combining ground floor commercial with 56 apartments above on Plot E9 of the Chapel Street masterplan area in Salford.
Mansion House Project Management, headed by Richard Peel, is managing the development on behalf of Jerrold Manufacturing Pension Fund c/o Together Commercial Finance, both businesses associated with Manchester business grandee Henry Moser.
Emery is the planning advisor for the project. The site, directly across from Bexley Square has outline consent, but although the proposal sits largely within the footprint of the previous building on site, with active frontage to Chapel Street and Islington Park on the eastern side of the building, it is taller than the six storeys the outline consent allows for.
However, said Emery, “although the height of the building exceeds the parameters set out in the development schedule for Salford Central, it mediates between the approved scheme on Plots E7 and E8 adjacent and the higher rise development at Gore Street”.
The ECF scheme at Plots E7 and E8, which will be starting in the summer, reaches seven storeys, while the 375-apartment Gore Street scheme comprises four blocks of between 11 and 20 storeys.
IBI Group is the project’s architect, with Donald Insall Associates advising as heritage architect. Hann Tucker, Arup and DW Consulting Engineers make up the professional team. The proposal includes 2,900 sq ft of commercial ground floor space, 32 two-bedroom apartments, 8 one-bed apartments and 16 studios.