PLANNING | Select and Forshaw secure consents at Salford committee

Select Property Group’s revised plans for Embankment West in Greengate have been approved by Salford’s planning committee, as well as Forshaw’s plans for 232 apartments on Worrall Street.

A scheme totalling 694 flats at Embankment West was approved in December 2016, only for Select to reduce the density of its proposal with revised plans, revealed in September. The scheme now includes 503 dwellings in total, with two eighteen-storey blocks and one of 16 storeys.

One of these will house 147 CitySuites serviced apartment rooms, complementing the CitySuites project completed on a neighbouring plot earlier this year. This scheme, aimed at the luxury end of the market, has enjoyed high occupancy levels. The reworked proposals for Embankment West have been designed by Callison RTKL, also architect on the initial project.

Also approved was Forshaw Land & Property’s proposal for 232 apartments across three buildings of between seven and nine storeys, on Worrall Street in the Ordsall Riverside area.

Forshaw Worrall St

The developer plans to demolish warehousing currently on the site, and replace it with a scheme covering two plots. The project includes a block fronting the river, while the part of the site north of Worrall Street is bounded by Fortis Developments’ Bridgewater Point, currently under construction. Forshaw said it plans to start on site in the New Year.

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