Plans in for next phase of £700m Middlewood Locks

The McCabe family’s Scarborough Group International has submitted a detailed planning application for 546 residential units in the second phase of Middlewood Locks, central Salford.

The 24-acre development is a joint venture between Scarborough, Hualing Group, based in China and Metro Holdings, a Singapore-listed property development and investment group. Construction is being undertaken by Beijing Construction & Engineering Group. The JV is called FairBriar International.

The proposals for this second phase are for four separate buildings designed by WCEC Architects.

Scarborough received outline consent for the development from Salford City Council in March 2015 and detailed planning consent for the first phase of around 571 homes and associated commercial space, including convenience shops and restaurants, in December 2015. The enabling works for the first phase of residential development commenced in April 2016 and the first residents are expected to start arriving in late 2018.

Middlewood Locks will deliver a new mixed-use neighbourhood with 2,215 homes and 750,000 sq ft of commercial space including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants.

The development site is arranged around three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton & Bury Canal in Salford.

Paul Kelly, head of development at Scarborough, said: “This is another step in creating a reality of our vision for Middlewood Locks. This development is providing much needed homes and quality office space capable of attracting major organisations, all in an environment that recognises people come first. Work on site is progressing rapidly; you will be able to see buildings start to go up by later this year with people and businesses moving in as early as 2018.”

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