Eccles Tower

Plans in for Albert Street tower

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Cheshire Estates has put in a planning application to Salford City Council for a 22-storey residential building at 1 Albert Street, Eccles.

The tower would deliver a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, totalling around 150 flats.

Designed by Whitebox Architecture, the scheme is being proposed for a site occupied by a Vauxhall car show room, next to Sentinel House.

The tower could be the first of many “redevelopment opportunities” in Eccles, according to the planning application, with Whitebox envisaging the scheme as sitting within a wider cluster of large buildings.

Eccles MasterplanIn documents submitted with the application, the architect said: “The site is in an excellent position in terms of existing services and facilities including public transport connections.

“It lies adjacent to existing residential use. The site has considerable development potential and is in a key location in Eccles. It is currently underused previously developed land.

“The site is in close proximity to large buildings, therefore there is an opportunity to deliver scale, but well designed and considered scale that can contribute positively to the regeneration of Eccles.”

Alongside the tower, the plans include public realm around its base, as well as “a vision” for a pedestrianised Albert Street: “We hope when other developments come forward this plan can be realised.”

When plans for the scheme were first revealed, Cheshire Estates director Laurence Daw told Place the project would be a “gateway development to Eccles town centre.”

“We really believe it will provide a catalyst for the further regeneration of Eccles town centre and the wider town, which in our opinion oozes potential.”

ID Planning is advising.

 

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This could kickstart Eccles as the next Chorlton or wherever the latest in place is.

By Elephant

I mean it looks awful but I support regeneration.

By Acelius

looks ace

By Anon

Is it goes ahead, great….

By NP

Looks great, fingers crossed for approval in planning.

By Local resident

I think its appearance is equidistant from awful and ace.

By Mr ambivalent

go to the Salford Public Access website and look at the plans…naive and inefficient; unlikely anyone will build it.
Its already being hawked around as a development opportunity.

By anonymous

Looks fantastic and great for the area…

By Anon

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