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Jon Matthews Architects is designing the 18-storey tower in Manchester

Salboy submits Queen Street apartment scheme

Chloé Vaughan and Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The developer has submitted plans for an 18-storey apartment block on Queen Street in Salford, which would bring 115 apartments to the market.

Proposals include the demolition of an existing building on the 0.22-acre site at the end of Trinity Way to make way for a scheme made up of three connected blocks. The building would be clad in brick in a mixture of tones to suit the surroundings in the industrial Greengate area.

The scheme, designed by Jon Matthews Architects, is adjacent to a site known as The Copper Works, which has planning permission for commercial units and a 14-storey residential block comprising 104 apartments. Consultancy WT Gunson is marketing The Copper Works, whose developer is Bradley Manor and the architect Ollier Smuthwaite.

A key part for the brief for Queen Street was that it must “provide a point of difference against the common residential stock, complement the character and setting of the site while supporting the emerging Greengate Regeneration Strategy”, as set out in the designs by Jon Matthews Architects.

Kelly Paddick, managing director at Euan Kellie Property Solutions, planning consultant for the scheme, said: “The application will see this site brought forward for a distinctive development that will provide a ‘bookend’ to the urban block, while also making an important contribution to the ongoing regeneration of the Greengate area.”

Other Salboy projects in the area include Local Crescent, a 400-apartment scheme due to complete by mid-2020, and Local Blackfriars in Salford, which completed at the end of 2019.

Salboy is backed by Betfred billionaire Fred Done and led bydirector Simon Ismail.

Re-form is the landscape architect for the development.

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Looks similar to the Back Turner Street monstrosity.

By Frid

Anyone know who the construction companies are please?

By Lindsay Jones

Not overly inspired.

By Bert

More utter tat.

By Acelius

looks like a 1970’s office block. Poor design

By Jon P

Fred Done won’t be wasting any money on that fancy architecture nonsense.

By Howard

Lindsay Jones – it’ll be Domis. Part of the FD empire.

By Frid