Peel rejigs Port Salford terminal plans
It has been nearly 20 years since Peel Investment first hatched its idea for the £138m logistics scheme in Barton that would be accessible via trains, lorries, and ships. Since then, however, the commercial needs for multi-modal terminals such as Port Salford have changed.
Peel is hoping to bring its 2003 plans into the 2020s by changing the design of the rail link and the terminal area itself.
Plans submitted by WSP show ambitions to make the warehouses and cranes at the terminal area taller, with the cranes reaching 35 metres with a lighting beacon at their top.
The terminal area has shrunk from 42 acres to around 30 acres and no longer has the proposed office space. It has also moved further inland – this is to avoid any conflict with United Utilities’ planned outfall into the nearby Manchester Ship Canal.
Because of the move inland, the terminal area now extends onto 12 acres of land that was not part of the original permission.
Peel has also increased landscaping around Port Salford and adjusted the port’s rail connection so that it can allow for the use of overhead electric trains.
Another change is the simplified scheme for the diversion of Salteye Brook to be an open channel design.
Fletcher Rae is the architect behind the scheme, while TEP handled the landscape architecture.
The revised Salford Port application reference number with Salford City council is 22/79794/FUL.