Middlewood Locks
Get Living bought the whole phase of development in a 2019 deal. Credit: Scarborough Group International

Phase two complete at Middlewood Locks

Neil Tague

Scarborough Group International has concluded construction of the second phase at its Middlewood Locks scheme in Salford.

Phase two of the £1bn project includes 546 PRS homes across four buildings centred around private podium gardens.

The whole tranche of development will be operated by build-to-rent specialist Get Living, which bought the entire phase in 2019.

Get Living now has a portfolio of around 4,000 homes and Middlewood Locks is its first venture outside of London. It already owns 275 apartments within phase one at Middlewood Locks, branded as New Maker Yards.

Middlewood Locks is now home to around 1,000 residents, SGI said. On site amenities include Seven Bro7hers Beer House, a Co-op and the 92 Degrees coffee shop.

Nicola Wallis, sales & marketing director at SGI, said: “As demand for buying and renting city centre homes, particularly in Greater Manchester, remains very strong, we know that our exciting new neighbourhood will continue to flourish.”

Wallis said the next phase, The Railings, will include 189 homes for sale, including the development’s first canalside townhouses. Work will start in the New Year.

SGI has also submitted planning applications to deliver further mixed-use accommodation on the remaining 10-acre plot with determination expected soon

Middlewood Locks is a joint venture between Scarborough Group International, Metro Holdings Limited, a Singapore-listed property development and investment group, and Hualing Group, based in China.

Future development is to include offices, a hotel, shops, restaurants, car park and gym. The scheme is being developed around the three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal.

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Grim. Looks like something from the old USSR.

By Anonymous

I was getting more New York. I just see wasted space which is the roof surfaces,they should be gardens/terraces.I think it would make a massive difference together with bigger balconies.More trees and borders at street levels.

By Robert Fuller

This is actually one of the nicest developments in and around the city centre. It works at a human level with the green and blue space, buildings are high density but not overly tall, lots of balconies and amenities available on site. Well done

By Mancunian

It’s ok at ground level, the name is misleading though, should be called middlewood dual carriageways

By David

Some solar panels and green roofs would be a big improvement

By Steve

“Buy to rent”

Wonderful.

By Danny C

Such a bad photo, it actually looks quite nice there, especially having drinks in the bars on the ground floor in a sunny day.

By Another Manc

It’s better than what was there, all those roof space perfect for solar panels.

By Meeseeks

Looks very good, build takes into account green space, walking and cycling routes.

Much better than other blocks that go up and have no interest in what the surrounding area will look like.

By Jonah

Not my cup of tea.

By Nimble nimbly

This is a brilliant development actually and it’s well located. It’s just a rubbish photo. Makes me think they should have some greenery on the roof though!

By Anonymous

Just a rubbish picture.

At Street level, it’s not overly dense, with quite a green feel for an urban development. The podiums between the taller blocks are all green. Balconies everywhere with great amenity. Significant improvement to the canal, with more to come.
From a placemaking perspective – a success.
Agree on the lack of green roof, but I suppose the whole “sustainability” agenda accelerated at a pace long after these were commenced. I’m sure the future phases will better address this aspect.

By Anon

Looks brilliant in person and will be a thriving area especially in the summer. The photo makes it appear like roof terraces and green roofs would make the development even better but we must remember these would have been approved and started well before such requirements were at the top of the agenda. All in all a success and well done to all those involved, I looked forward to visiting Se7en Brothers again.

By New Wave