Salford City Council’s planning committee has granted consent to almost 2,000 apartments across four developments, the latest large-scale schemes to be brought forward in the city from developers including Renaker, Ask and Select Property Group.
Waterfront Quay, Salford Quays
TH Real Estate has been granted planning permission for a £140m development on Salford Quays’ Pier 7, which will see up to 800 apartments replacing a 1980s office park.
The redevelopment would total 700,000 ft of residential space, and would include 20,000 sq ft of retail units alongside landscaped public realm and pedestrian links. The apartments would be for a mix of owner-occupiers and private renters.
CJCT and GW Planning are advising on the scheme.
Exchange Court, Greengate
Renaker Build subsidiary AQ Investments is bringing forward Exchange Court, a 350-apartment building in Greengate, for the private rented sector.
The 350 one-, two- and three-bedroom flats will be built on a 0.5-acre triangular plot between the River Irwell and Trinity Way.
The 130m glazed tower, designed by OMI Architects, includes a 16-storey brick and aluminium-clad lower elevation.
The scheme will be targeted at the private rented sector and will include amenities such as a gym and a rooftop garden.
Embankment West, Greengate
Also in Greengate, a joint venture between Select Property Group and Ask Real Estate is planning to build 694 apartments at Embankment West.
The scheme will be split into three towers of 12, 25 and 32 storeys, with a mix of flats available for the private rented market from studios to three-bedrooms.
The development will operate under Select’s Affinity Living brand. The scheme was designed by Callison RTKL.
111 Taylorson Street South, Exchange Quay
First mooted in 2008, Northern Irish developer Bredale Properties has finally achieved planning consent for redevelopment of Cygnet House in Exchange Quay.
The application for a 204-bedroom hotel, 45 apartment hotel suites, 132 residential flats, 150,000 sq ft of office space, 13,000 sq ft of leisure facilities, and 8,000 sq ft of retail units gained planning approval in 2012, although did not start on site.
The plot at 111 Taylorson Street South is currently occupied by a Pure Gym, and was formerly a Post Office.
Povall Worthington is the architect.