On the back of completing 72 modular townhouses at the site, Urban Splash is to team up with Property Alliance Group to deliver 156 apartments across three blocks in the second and final phase of Irwell Riverside in Salford, to be billed as Uptown.
Urban Splash director Nathan Cornish said: “We’re really pleased to have completed all of the first phase at Irwell Riverside, with all of the homes sold off-plan and bespoke designed for purchasers. We have been thrilled with the success of this scheme.
“Our partnership with Alliance will help create more, beautifully designed apartments at Irwell Riverside; the planned use of modular is the perfect complement to the first phase and an extension of our commitment to offsite technology.”
Planning permission was secured earlier this year for three blocks, ranging in height between seven, nine and 11 storeys, comprising 78 one-bedroom apartments and the same number of two-bedroom flats.
Uptown has been designed by architect shedkm, which also worked on the first phase townhouses. In March this year, Urban Splash bought the assets of SIG’s modular construction business, including its East Midlands factory, which will be used to assemble this phase of development.
David Savage, spokesman for Alliance, said: “The development has been designed to complement the first phase and help build a thriving community by the banks of the River Irwell.”
The buildings are to be stepped in height and feature ascending private and communal rooftop garden terraces, while amenities will also include a gym and riverside bike stores.
Irwell Riverside was formerly home to the Greengate cotton mills and Springfield Iron Works; it is adjacent to the Paradise Works artists’ studios in Urban Splash’s Irwell House.
Splash is also still working on delivering modular houses and apartments at New Islington and Avro in Manchester, while Alliance’s current roster of projects includes the Axis, Oxygen, and Manhattan residential schemes, which combined will bring more than 500 apartments to the city centre.
Place understands that part of the thinking behind the joint venture is that PAG is keen to get a hands-on look at how modular could be put to work at other schemes in the future, while geographically it fits with the group’s Downtown project with McGoff.