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The 12-storey Duncan Street scheme is aimed at "aspirational young professionals", according to the developer. Credit: via planning documents

PLANNING | Salford to approve flats, homeless units, builders merchant 

Generation’s plans for 85 apartments off Duncan Street, Mosscare St Vincent’s 42-unit ‘move-on’ facility, and Travis Perkins new Weaste outlet are all in line to progress. 

Salford City Council’s property and regeneration committee will meet on Thursday to discuss a raft of projects, including a 41-storey Renaker tower. 

Duncan Street apartments 

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TODD Architects is leading on the scheme’s design. Credit: via Satellite MPR

Developer: Generation UK 

Planner: Paul Butler Associates 

Architect: TODD Architects 

Planning reference: 22/80362/FUL 

The Manchester-based developer wants to build a 12-storey block comprising 85 apartments off Duncan Street. 

Generation’s scheme would be built on a site next to Sourced Developments’ 585-home Regent Plaza, which is under construction.  

The development is targeted at “aspirational young professionals”, according to Generation, and features 40 one-bedroom apartments, 44 with two bedrooms, and a single three-bedroom property.   

A residents’ lounge and a large communal roof terrace also feature within the plans. 

The scheme has a gross development value of £19m, according to a viability appraisal by Savills. 

Lower Broughton Homeless facility 

The sale of the land is dependent on planning approval. Credit: via planning documents

Developer: Mosscare St Vincent’s 

Planner: WSP 

Architect: JDA Architects 

Planning reference: 22/79331/FUL 

Located on St Simon Street in Lower Broughton, MSV’s scheme would see the development of 42 apartments for people “moving on from homelessness with medium to low needs”, according to a planning report. 

MSV’s six-storey development would comprise 40 one-bedroom apartments and two properties with two bedrooms.  

Charity Mustard Tree is to occupy space on the ground floor and will provide support to residents through its Freedom Project, a 20-week course aimed at equipping people with the skills required to get a job.    

Located on the banks of the River Irwell next to the Riverside House student accommodation complex, the site is a former council depot previously used in connection with Blackfriars Housing Office.   

Having been vacant for more than a decade, Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group approached Salford City Council with a view to buying the site.   

The housing company’s acquisition of the site is dependent on obtaining planning permission for the project. 

Travis Perkins Weaste 

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The site’s previous occupier relocated to Worsley last year. Credit: Google Earth Studio

Developer: Travis Perkins 

Planner: Peacock + Smith 

Architect: WE Architecture 

Planning reference: 22/80205/FUL 

The building materials supplier is to create a facility at James Corbett Road in Weaste, relocating from its current site at Lissadel Street, which falls within the £2.5bn Crescent masterplan.  

Travis Perkins has applied to redevelop the former Network Plus site at James Corbett Road into a 45,000 sq ft trading branch.  

The company wants to demolish the existing industrial and office buildings on the four-acre James Corbett Road site and construct four new buildings: 

  • A shop and warehouse   
  • A dry storage building  
  • Meet and greet building   
  • Driver’s welfare building. 

Network Plus, an infrastructure services provider, occupied the site until last year when it relocated to Chaddock Lane in Worsley.  

The facility’s creation will see the builders’ merchant cease operations at its Lissadel Street complex, freeing up land within the first phase of English Cities Fund’s Salford Crescent masterplan.  

Last year, ECF progressed plans for the first part of the 252-acre masterplan, focussing on a 27-acre chunk billed as the Innovation Zone North.  

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I know balconies, or should that be the lack of balconies, is often a topic of discussion on this site, I was down in London at the weekend watching the match at Wembley. One thing that really stood out to me was that pretty much every single apartment building in the vicinity of the stadium had balconies…it got me thinking, why can’t we do the same with our developments here In Manchester/Salford.

By Man Man

Is Renaker bronze tower not in this hearing?

By Anon

    Hi Anon! The Renaker bronze tower is in this hearing, as the story states in its second paragraph. Best – J

    By Julia Hatmaker

@ Man Man

London has policies and laws that now only allow blocks of flats to have planning permission if they have balconies of sufficient widths.

By Anonymous

@anonymous that is interesting, presumably only up to a certain height?

By Balcony Warrior

Yeah I think there is a height limit Balcony Warrior. I do think they need to introduce something similar in Manchester though given the lack of green space is going to become an issue soon with how busy the city is getting. Mayfield is brilliant but it’s no where near enough to provide residents with enough open space and decent wellbeing.

By Anonymous

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