One Heritage Aerial
PRS scheme One Heritage Tower will become Salford's tallest building at 55-storeys

Skyscraper developer sets sights on Oldham

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The developer behind what is set to become Salford’s tallest tower has bought a site on the edge of Oldham town centre for £1.25m.

One Heritage Property Developments is backed by a Hong Kong-based fund, and gained planning consent earlier this year for the 55-storey One Heritage Tower at Greengate, which would total 545 apartments.

An arm of One Heritage, Act Property Developments, previously named One Heritage Radcliffe, has now bought the former Oldham County Court building on New Radcliffe Street, backed by lender Together. The property is 21,000 sq ft.

Oldham County Court

The court closed in July 2017 and all cases were transferred to Tameside.

A planning application from former owner Philip J Davies was approved last year, to convert the building into offices, following a failed attempt to gain permission to turn the building into a house of multiple occupation.

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

Awais Shahid of Atzaro Real Estate is project director for One Heritage Tower, which was designed by OMI Architects with planning advice from Euan Kellie Property Consultants. When consent was granted in January, One Heritage said it was hoping to start on site this year.

The plot neighbours the tower cluster proposed by Renaker Build which would see a further 1,500 apartments brought to Greengate.

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Would these apartments be for private rent?

By Brian wild

White elephant!

By Skeptik

Build costs, Oldham values – no chance

By Oscar

Would the wind there allow it to stand.

By Howard

Salford? Yeh right

By Anonymous

Both schemes totally unviable… do these guys know that the values must exceed what they pay for land and the delivery costs?

By The Old Faithful

Waste of money

By Khan

About time the courthouse was brought back into use. Slightly confusing article with a picture of the tower set for greengate, obviously this isn’t being build in oldham!

By John

The only way these are viable is by duping the Chinese into believing these apartments are in prime Manchester City Centre. It’s been done before!