Developer Forshaw Land and Property and planner Lichfields have submitted an application for a £45m residential-led tower at the southern edge of Salford Quays, designed by architect SimpsonHaugh.
The tower includes 216 apartments, a ground floor commercial unit, a residents’ gym, roof terrace, and car parking.
The apartment mix will be split between 54 one-beds, 152 two-beds, and 10 three-beds.
Subject to planning approval, the scheme will take around two years to build, although a main contractor is yet to be appointed. An existing serviced office on the 12-acre site will be demolished to make way for the tower.
WSP is acting as building services consultant and structural engineer for the project.
Nathan Matta, planning director at Lichfields, said: “The scale and density of the current buildings in this part of the Salford Quays is changing, with low level buildings being replaced by a series of taller buildings.
“The development is of a high quality design which will result in an outstanding landmark development in this important part of the city. The site is located in a highly sustainable urban area and the development would have a positive impact on the waterside and a number of key viewpoints.”
The project is the latest proposal by Forshaw for the Ordsall and Clippers Quay area to be submitted to planners.
Plans were approved last year for a £40m development of 232 apartments on Worrall Street, facing the River Irwell. It includes three blocks of between seven and nine storeys in height, and there are plans to start work on the project early this year.