Norton Court Greengate CGI

Salford set for 34-storey tower

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Plans for a 300-apartment scheme in Greengate are due to be approved by Salford City Council’s planning committee next week, alongside 750 homes across three other schemes.

Designed by Jeffrey Bell Architects, the 34-storey tower will be called Norton Court.

The development will replace a surface car park near to the River Irwell and Abito Building with two residential towers, of 34 and 14 storeys, and includes landscaping and basement parking.

The proposed scheme will provide 300 apartments, through a mix of one, two and three bed units, totalling 275,000 sq ft. There will also be 5,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Additionally the development will link into the riverside walkway along the River Irwell which runs to the north east of the site.

Indigo Planning advised on the application.

Other members of the consultant team include Royal Haskoning, Croft Transport Solutions, TACE and WML Consulting.

At the planning committee on Thursday 3 December, the committee is also due to approve 107 homes at Agecroft Road by Bellway and the Manchester Great New & Central Synagogue, 383 apartments in a seven-storey scheme at Adelphi Street by Beaumont Morgan Developments, and 250 flats across a six-, eight- and 18-storey building in Hulme Street, submitted by Mr and Mrs Mark Henry Sutcliffe.

Your Comments

There’s a chance that the City of Salford will posses the dominant skyline on the western and northern approaches to Manchester…

By Ady

…and on this evidence architecturally superior to what the southern fringes of Manchester city centre will get.

By Gene Walker

I don’t know TV sets and empty cider bottles hurtling down from the 61st floor are not a pretty sight

By don draper

There are only 34 floors mr. don draper, so you needn’t worry!

By mini me

It is an improvment on that dreadful half built third rate skyscraper 5 minutes walk away.Why do they have to dress every tall building here in those nasty grey tiles.Ever heard of glass?

By Elephant

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