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One Heritage would become the tallest skyscraper in Salford

Salford’s tallest skyscraper set for approval

Dan Whelan

One Heritage Tower, a 173m-high residential tower at Salford’s Greengate, is expected to be granted planning permission this week.

The project, which comprises two blocks of 16 and 55 storeys, is being developed by One Heritage Property Developments.

Once complete, the scheme, which sits on a 0.5-acre site bounded by Greengate and New Bridge Street, will be the tallest building in Salford overtaking Renaker’s 44-storey Anaconda Cut, which topped out in March 2018.

The proposed residential component comprises 545 apartments ranging from one-, two- and three-bedrooms, as well as duplexes and penthouses covering a total of 10,225 sq ft.

The plans also propose 5,400 sq ft of commercial space, split between three units, as well as a gym, co-working facilities and a residents’ sky lounge on the 52nd floor.

The development has received four objections from residents over issues relating to the size of the building, and one from Greengate Limited Partnership, owners of the adjacent One Greengate site.

The objections raise concerns over potential noise, overdevelopment, visual impact and impact on surrounding highways.

In the UK, One Heritage is led by Jason Upton, based in Manchester, and Yiu Tak Cheung, based in Hong Kong.

OMI is the architect for the project, Euan Kellie Property Solutions is planner and adviser and Layer is the landscape architect.

The project forms part of the Greengate Regeneration Strategy ,with Heritage One being one of four prospective developments awaiting planning approval.

There are three schemes currently under construction in the area, including Vita Group’s Embankment West and The Residence from Elliot Group.

There are also three schemes at pre-planning stage and a further two that have had planning permission granted.

Also set for approval at Thursday’s planning committee is an application submitted by ForViva’s residential arm, ForHousing, for a 394-apartment scheme on a 2.8-acre site in Ordsall.

The development, named Dock5, will comprise three blocks of 5 to 9 storeys.

The scheme also comprises 3,272 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor, intended for a variety of uses including shops, bars and restaurants and offices. In addition, the application details plans for an onsite car park with 96 spaces, as well as cycle storage for 188 bicycles. The project is expected to complete by 2023.

Section 106 contributions exceeding £750,000 are being sought including £673,884 for a new bus service between Salford Quays and Manchester city centre.

The architect is Falconer Chester Hall and the planning consultant is Zerum.

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By Luke

Looks fantastic, get it built!

By New Wave

there’s always gonna be rejections, if you don’t like it move to Bolton

By Anonymous

Owners of a 31 storey tower objecting to a tower being built across the road…interesting.

By Anon

Brilliant scheme

By Anonymous

Think there might be some tower envy going on with the people in the greengate tower.

By Anonymous

Love the design! Manchester needs to up it’s game…in terms of design, this smashes the Deansgate Towers out of the water!

By Steve

Beautiful! But will I find it Salford Home Search?

By Me

Fantastic and great for Manchester

By Manuel

Planning is the easy part, now let’s see if a 7 month old development company can get this built…..will check in again in 3 years to see an empty site I suspect! Happy to be proven wrong.

By Query

Much better than any of the designs for talls in Manchester for sure.

By LionelRichTea

Salford MBC in its former incarnation rushed into building blocks of flats in 1960/70 they became utter disgraceful nightmare tall slums. It then cost tax payer millions to destroy them.
Now they are allowing planning to start process again. After few years another hell hole will exist. You can’t make it up.
Ps lived in Salford for 60 yrs.

By Martin Lambert

Salford pulled down multi storey flats because they become an eyesore and dumping ground for misfits. Look at Salford Quays totally ruined. It is just concrete and has become souless. We do not need more flats/apartments we need space and housing for our children. Salford is awash with multi storey bldgs.

By Concrete jungles

Why do people from Salford think high rise apartment towers won’t work in Salford when they evidently work everywhere else in the world.

By Sigh

looks great, and will add greatly to the city center. With Beetham , Deansgate square Crown sq and all of the other talls being planned, Manchester is going to look incredible in the coming years. Just need to add one around where the Arndale tower is, blocking it from every angle.

By Neil

I think there is a bit of a difference between this and Walter Greenwood Court.

By Elephant