Plans in for third phase of Middlewood Locks
Scarborough International Properties has submitted an application to Salford City Council for 189 new homes, as the latest phase of the 25-acre Middlewood Locks development.
The Middlewood Locks residential project close to Salford Central station is being delivered by a joint venture between Scarborough, China-based Hualing Group and Metro Holdings, a property development and investment group based in Singapore.
The scheme’s third phase, designed by Whittam Cox Architects, is to provide 176 one- to three-bedroom apartments in two blocks. The blocks are to reach 10 storeys and 12 storeys respectively and are situated on the northern side of the Manchester Burt and Bolton canal, opposite the 275-home first phase of the scheme.
There would be 13 canalside two- to four-bedroom townhouses.
The project will also feature 5,150 sq ft of ground floor commercial and retail accommodation, and an additional 5,000 sq ft of offices.
Subject to planning approval, work will start in early 2021 with completion expected in the summer 2023, according to Scarborough, whose chairman is Kevin McCabe.
The landscape architect for the scheme is Planit-IE and the lead contractor is expected to be BCEGI, which delivered the first two phases.
The second phase, comprising four buildings of up to 10 storeys in height and a total of 546 apartments, topped out in February and is set to complete in 2021.
Phases one and two were bought by a joint venture between Delancey Oxford Residential, fund manager APG and developer Qatari Diar for £180m in early 2019. The apartments are being rented under the venture’s Get Living brand.
Once complete, Middlewood Locks will provide a total of 2,215 new homes and 900,000 sq ft of commercial space, including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants, a convenience store and gym.
Overall, the site has a gross development value of more than £700m, according to the developers.
Paul Kelly, development director of Scarborough, said: “This is the next step in creating a reality of our vision for Middlewood Locks.
“This development is providing much needed homes and will provide quality office space capable of attracting major organisations alongside further retail and leisure space – all in an environment that recognises that people come first”.