FairBriar International, the joint venture between Scarborough Group, China’s Hualing Group and Singapore-listed Metro Holdings, has been granted detailed planning consent by Salford City Council for phase two of the 24.5-acre, £1bn Middlewood Locks development.
This second phase will consist of four buildings of up to ten storeys and will comprise 546 apartments in total. Designed by London, Leeds and Chesterfield-based architect WCEC Group, it will be developed around three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal, which connects to the River Irwell close to Manchester city centre.
Phase one of Middlewood Locks is due to be completed in October 2018 and includes 571 homes, with ancillary retail and leisure. In total, Middlewood Locks will provide 2,215 new homes and 900,000 sq ft of commercial space including offices and a hotel.
Paul Kelly, development director of Scarborough, said: “This planning permission is the result of a huge amount of hard work on the part of Salford City Council and our development team to create the best possible scheme. We can now look forward to delivering a substantial number of new homes and jobs to the region and help secure the wider generation of Salford and Greater Manchester.”