Castle Irwell, Salboy, C.Calderpeel
The £120m scheme is on a 36-acre site located in a loop of the River Irwell

Salboy looks to maintain Castle Irwell momentum 

Dan Whelan

Construction of the £120m residential scheme is well under way and the developer is now hoping Salford City Council will approve plans for the second phase of 102 homes. 

This part of the project will comprise a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes on a six-acre plot within the wider 36-acre site off Cromwell Road. 

Contractor Domis is delivering the first batch of 157 homes, plans for which were approved last September. 

An application for the third and largest phase, featuring 237 apartments across seven blocks, will be submitted at a later date. 

A three-acre village green also forms part of the Castle Irwell development. The former racecourse turnstile building has been converted into a marketing suite, with plans for a variety of uses once the project is complete.  

Salboy also proposes building a school on five acres to the north-east of the site. 

Elsewhere within the development, Lidl’s application for a 23,400 sq ft supermarket on the corner of Littleton Road and Cromwell Road was turned down by Salford City Council recently. 

The £120m scheme is designed by Calderpeel Architects and Euan Kellie Property Solutions is the planning consultant.

Once home to Manchester Racecourse, the site was more recently occupied by the University of Salford’s Castle Irwell student village, which closed in 2015. 

Salboy bought from the land from the University of Salford in 2019.  

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