Developer Gather Properties has put forward plans for an eight-storey student scheme on Broughton Road East, designed by architect AHR.
Advised by Lichfields, the developer has submitted an application for the site of the existing Stervon House, on the cusp of the University of Salford’s £800m masterplan area.
Under the proposals, the existing vacant buildings, formerly occupied by a catering firm, will be knocked down and replaced with two U-shaped blocks reaching eight storeys at their highest point.
These will be linked by a one-storey block facing Broughton Road East, while there will also be a commercial unit at ground floor level.
A mix of apartments is proposed; this will include 224 student cluster flats, 77 one-bed studio units, 23 two-bed units, 62 three-beds, and 62 four-beds. The proposals include 288 cycle parking spaces along with space for 20 cars.
Imogen Zulver, planner at Lichfields, said: “This bold scheme will help in the regeneration of a rundown area; it is a striking development which will enhance the public realm and provide sought-after, high-quality student accommodation.”