No1 Old Trafford Cole Waterhouse
The blocks were designed by Jon Matthews Architects

No1 Old Trafford tops out

Dan Whelan

Developer Cole Waterhouse’s £72m residential scheme opposite the Wharfside Metrolink stop at Salford Quays has reached its highest point ahead of completion next spring. 

The 214,000 sq ft development, split between two towers of 18 and 15 storeys, was designed by Jon Matthews Architects. 

Domis Construction, which took over from collapsed contractor Forrest Construction last year, is building the scheme and Loft Interiors is lined up to complete the fit-out. 

A total of 139 apartments will have one bedroom each while 211 flats will provide two bedrooms. Four of the apartments will have three bedrooms. 

Around 70% of the 354 units have already been sold and a 15% provision has been reserved for first-time buyers under the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. 

The blocks are connected at ground level by a central reception area, which will house residential amenities including a cinema room and business lounge. 

Damian Flood, chief executive of Cole Waterhouse, said: “Domis has done a superb job adhering to the development programme while ensuring Covid-safe working conditions.

“We have continued to see a high level of interest, in particular from international investors, but as we move towards completion next year we are starting to achieve more direct sales to local owner occupiers.” 

The development includes £1m of public realm at the perimeter of the site around the Skyhooks sculpture.  

Last February, Cole Waterhouse secured a £55m development finance facility from Fortwell Capital. 

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More apartments. These are at the side of Trafford bridge overlooking Salford quays. Also these are facing the Victoria warehouse which has events on some weekdays like business events and at weekend nights it has big party raves, basically really loud people coming out in the early hours of the morning. So good luck to the yuppies that have bought one of these properties.

By Darren born bred Salford

I don’t think yuppies are going to be living here. Just young graduates, who probably want to go to a rave.

By ALL

That’s right Darren some people want to be right next to all the action like I do.
Everyone knows after parties are the best part of the night.

By Anonymous

More uninspiring architecture added to the (so called) ‘Northern Powerhouse’ urban sprawl.

By Remnants

i believe the apartments have secondary glazing because of this

By Anonymous