Embankment West New CGI

Select revises Embankment West in favour of CitySuites

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Select Property Group has submitted a revised planning application for the Embankment West site within Greengate, downsizing residential proposals approved by Salford City Council at the end of last year.

A large-scale scheme aimed at the build-to-rent market, totalling 694 flats across 14, 25 and 34-storey towers was consented in December. The project was proposed in a joint venture with Ask Developments, but Ask has now sold its interest to Select.

The revised proposal is made up of fewer apartments in smaller buildings, and now includes the serviced aparthotel element run by Select’s CitySuites brand.

The new designs by Callison RTKL, also architect on the original scheme, show an 18-storey and 16-storey building, made up of 350 apartments, next to another 18-storey block totalling 147 CitySuites flats.

The first CitySuites opened at a neighbouring plot in February this year, and has seen a high occupancy level for what are billed as “luxury” apartments. Several prominent footballers are known to live in the Salford scheme, alongside short-term lets for professionals, and visiting tourists.

The latest iteration of Embankment West shows how the three new blocks are positioned around the first CitySuites, with its distinctive pointed footprint echoed by the angles of the other buildings.

The apartments at the site are still intended for the build-to-rent market. There is also 5,700 sq ft of ground-floor commercial space proposed.

Embankment West Select Citysuites

Artist’s impression shows the completed CitySuites, left, backed by the Embankment West residential buildings

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It’s poor. Looks more like one of X1’s Trafford Road schemes.

By Raj

This is immeasurably worse than the first proposal, it’s garbage.

By The Squirrel's Nuts

Looks good to me. Can anyone tell me what was so great about the first design? Both are pretty standard blocks of flats.

By Manc lad

Looks good to me too, taller buildings will be built on the other side of the arches anyway.

By Lil Mo

Awful in every respect. As is the completed part. If only Renaker had got hold of this site we could have had something special.

By Terrible

Its good to see people aren’t fickle and swayed by a high quality CGI versus a sketch.

I’m sure it won’t end up being much different.

By Alan Partridge

Wow those new designs are awful.

By NC

Wanted more adventurous and WAY HIGHER..!! Come on SALFORD!!!

By Schwyz

Buildings aren’t just designed to appease teenage skyscraper geeks. This is fine.

By Cynic

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