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CGI renderings of Guinness Development's plans for Cherry Tree Court. Credit: via planning documents

Plans lodged for 63 social housing apartments in Salford

Julia Hatmaker

Guinness Developments wants to build a mixed-storey apartment complex on Kiwi Street once an existing 17-storey residential tower block is demolished.

Arcus submitted plans for the .8-acre Cherry Tree Court site after it was determined that the current building would not be suitable for creating adequate high-quality, energy-efficient housing. Salford City Council approved the demolition of that current tower block in December 2020.

The plans for the new building call for 47 one-bedroom and 14 two-bedroom apartments on the site. Of those apartments, two would be wheelchair accessible on the ground floor. All 63 apartments would be for social housing.

Under the proposals, there would be parking for 25 cars, including two disabled spaces. There would also be a 30-bike capacity cycle storage with charging points for three mobility scooters.

Residents of the complex would have access to a communal garden to the rear.

The building itself would have eight storeys on the side adjacent to Churchill Way. It would then step down to five storeys and then four as it moved closer to neighbouring two-storey buildings.

Guinness Developments has secured funding for the project from Homes England.

The development team on the project includes Survey Operations as topographical survey consultants and Bagshaw as ecology biodiversity consultants. Azymuth Acoustics is providing noise assessment expertise, while GMP is in charge of the crime impact statement. TPS Consultants are handling the transport statement and travel plan, while Reid Jones Partnership is crafting the sustainable drainage strategy. CC Geotechnical is the phase one site investigation consultant.

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Great news for Salford. Social housing.

By Darren Born Bred

“after it was determined that the current building would not be suitable for creating adequate high-quality, energy-efficient housing”

I’m sure many buildings are unsuitable, and perhaps this is one of them, but one wonders who is doing the determination, who is paying them, and whether they have really put enough thought and effort into reusing the structural frame and foundations, for a massive embodied carbon saving before starting on operational carbon improvements.

By W