Shedkm is the architect for Urban Splash's hoUSe concept
Shedkm is the architect for Urban Splash's hoUSe concept

Urban Splash to get go-ahead for Salford modular housing

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Salford City Council is expected to give consent to the construction of 170 homes on Trinity Way under Urban Splash’s hoUSe concept, alongside the next stage of residential development by Amstone at Clippers Quay.

Designed by architect shedkm, hOUse is a modular housing scheme that Urban Splash is planning to roll out across the UK, providing affordable homes for families.

On a four-acre site off Springfield Lane, Urban Splash has applied for planning permission for 71 terraced homes, and 100 apartments. In the terraces, customers can choose between a 1,000 sq ft home in two storeys or a 1,500 sq ft home in three storeys.

House shedkm drawingThe apartments will be split over 10 five-storey buildings, and will be based around smaller groups of apartments sharing an entrance, stair and a lift, under hoUSe’s sister concept Mansion House.

There will also be 120 parking spaces.

The first hoUSe development is being brought forward in Manchester’s New Islington, after Urban Splash secured funding from the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund earlier this month.

GMPVF, part of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund, will initially invest in the delivery of 43 hoUSes, all of which have already been sold or reserved.

The Springfield site was previously going to be used to deliver a 30,000 sq ft supermarket and 40 homes, designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners and granted planning permission in 2012. However, construction never began and Urban Splash scrapped the plans when the housing market picked up.

Salford City Council planning officers have recommended the plans for approval at the first planning committee of 2016 on Thursday 21 January.

At the same meeting the council is also expected to approve the final phase of construction at Clippers Quay by Amstone Developments.

Amstone was granted outline planning permission in 2015 for the 614 apartments over five blocks on the site of a former multiplex cinema, with detailed planning consent given for two buildings totaling 208 apartments. The latest application seeks detailed planning permission to build out the final three blocks to deliver 400 homes for the private rented sector.

Your Comments

what about all the good old terrace houses that can be refurbished in salford at a lot less cost,i know you have done a lot but their is plenty more that can be done,i.e.around highfield road,and fitzwarren street,salford,which was promised as a second phase after the refurbishment of the top end of highfeild road facing lidl supermarket.come on salford council keep your promise.

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