Renaker is to start construction on its latest skyscraper this month, a 50-storey tower in Salford’s Greengate that will form the first building in a 1,500-apartment cluster.
The developer-contractor gained planning consent in March for a scheme around Collier Street and Greengate, to be developed in phases.
The first tower of 50 storeys, made up of 559 apartments, formed the detailed element of the application, alongside the creation of a public park. Outline permission was granted for the other two towers, both sitting at 42-storeys.
Overall, the project could deliver up to 1,521 flats over four years.
Designed by OMI Architects, the glass-clad tower features a three-storey brick podium level, in order to create a neighbourhood at street level, with uses expected to include amenity spaces, bars, restaurants, and shops.
When Renaker revealed its proposals last September, the 50-storey tower was set to become Salford’s new tallest building. However, the plans were quickly overtaken by designs for a neighbouring plot from One Heritage, also working with OMI Architects, for a 55-storey residential property.
The scheme was approved in January, and One Heritage has since lined up Laing O’Rourke as main contractor, with plans to start on site in the coming months.
The dense area of development sits next to an earlier Renaker tower, the 44-storey Anaconda Cut.
Renaker is prolific across Manchester and Salford; the company is nearing completion on 1,500 apartments across towers ranging from 64-storeys to 37-storeys at Deansgate Square, is one site nearby on Chester Road, and on Elizabeth and Victoria buildings at the Chester Road roundabout.
The developer also recently submitted an application for the next 800 apartments within the Great Jackson Street masterplan in two distinctive towers.