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Regent Plaza work to restart this month

Sarah Townsend

Construction of Sourced Development Group’s 525-apartment scheme on Regent Road in Salford is expected to recommence on 15 June, after the site closed in March due to the coronavirus lockdown.

The phased scheme, designed by Fletcher Rae Architects, comprises five blocks with a central garden. Block A is to 24-storeys high, Block B is 10 storeys, C is seven storeys, D is 16 storeys and E is four storeys, under the proposals.

The main contractor, Helix Contracting, will return to the site this month to complete groundworks on Block B, which are 50% complete. The building’s steel frame is expected to be delivered by early July, according to the developer.

The works to be carried out initially include exposing the remaining piles, construction of reinforced ground beams and pilecaps, as well as installation of manholes, surface water pipes, foul water pipes and other drainage tasks.

Groundworks are expected to be complete by 7 August, and steelwork will commence on the frame on 10 August.

A statement from Sourced Development said: “Following the UK government guidelines due to Covid-19, [we] closed the Regent Plaza site on 24 March 2020.

“Having revised risk assessments and method statements [and completed] a two-week assessment period on- and off-site, Helix is satisfied that the supply chains can be put in to place and social distancing measures implemented along with enhanced hygiene guidelines. Helix will now return to site on 15 June 2020.”

The steelwork programme will run for approximately 12 weeks, the statement added, with the decking and concreting starting after week eight. “This will in turn ensure Block B has a strong visual impact on the ingress onto Manchester along the major thoroughfare that is Regent Road.”

Sourced Development purchased the site on Regent Road last July. Mount Property Group originally had an option to buy the site, but it expired and the sale never progressed.

Meanwhile, at the beginning of March, talks between Sourced and its original preferred contractor Barton Project Management broke down, leading to the contractor exiting the scheme and Helix taking up the job.

Global Residential is the sales agent for Regent Plaza.





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On the site of the old Wellington pub on regent road in ordsall. Lots more flats, no sorry appartments being built with views overlooking ordsall estate and a gridlocked regent rd. Over 500 new properties means roughly 800/1000 new cars coming out onto the road in the morning between 6am and 10am(most properties now have 2cars per household). I know the council spent £15million last year on the regent road/Hulme roundabout road improvements scheme trying to make traffic flow better, but since then and next couple of years there will be thousands and thousands of new properties built around the edge of town, which is going to create more gridlock. . Also none of these properties will be affordable on all these new blocks. On regent plaza in SALFORD (the regent plaza website says it’s in MCR), a 1bed box(flat) is from £136,000, 2bed box(flat) is from £188,000 and 3bed box(flat) is from £230,000, also a 3bed(big massive box) flat deluxe spacious luxury apartment is from £306,000. All for middle class people.

By Darren born and bred in Salford

Darren why would people at this development drive to work when the city centre is walking distance away?

If you don’t like being stuck in traffic you should try travelling by other methods. You yourself are contributing to congestion just by using the roads yourself.

By Anonymous

Anonymous I agree most people are getting bikes now to reduce their carbon footprint. looking at this Development there are 153 car parking spaces and numerous bike spaces so I don’t think this could produce 800 to 1000 cars.
The average price in the North West for a one bed flat is £167000 that’s the current market. The pub was an eyesore, I think its a great Development personally and cant complain about money and jobs coming into here rather than elsewhere.

By Maria Salford resident

Most properties don’t have 2 cars per household and these flats will have less than 1 car space each…

By Ricky