Albert Park House, p planning docs

JC Design Architecture is behind the plans. Credit: via planning documents

Plans tabled for Salford rehab centre

Albert Park House would replace the vacant property at 123 Great Cheetham Street West, the site of two unsuccessful attempts at residential redevelopment.

Plans have been lodged for the creation of a 26-bedroom rehabilitation centre in the Salford suburb of Broughton, opposite Albert Park.

JC Design Architecture has drawn up the plans for the three-storey facility, which would offer detox services to individuals struggling with addiction issues.

Patients would have access to 24-hour nursing staff, along with a range of facilities such as rooms dedicated to physical exercise, massages, holistic therapy, and presentations.

There would be five car parking spaces, including one disabled, provided for staff and visitors.

The existing property on site is a former church rectory-turned-flats, which has been vacant since 2019. The building is in declining condition and “performs poorly in urban design terms”, according to a planning statement.

Previous plans to redevelop the plot were submitted in 2020 to replace the current apartment block with a new five-storey residential building. However, this application was withdrawn due to officer concerns regarding the scale of the development.

A revised application proposing the construction of a four-storey apartment block was subsequently refused for the same reason.

Mialex is the planning consultant for the scheme. The project team also includes Axis, Civic Engineers, Rachel Hacking Ecology, GroundTech, Ascerta, and Miller Goodall.

To learn more about the plans, search for application number 23/82326/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal.

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What a backwards step

By Gilly

How pathetic do you have to be to troll and mock developments such as these which contribute something so important to a community

By Anonymous

Live nearby..This plan passed us by. Hope is not going to have a negative impact. Building looks good.

By Schindler

I do not want this in an already struggling neighbourhood. Crime antisocial activity is already at breaking point. Rehabilitation is important but this is absolutely ridiculous. There is a continuous attempt to move such centres here. Invariably crime will worsen and will be poorly policed.

By Daniel

The loss of 123 Great Cheetham Street E. is unacceptable. It’s a beautiful Edwardian house and needs to be incorporated into any scheme.

By Heritage Action

They wouldn’t do this in Didsbury or Bramhall, this is not the priory


Five parking spaces for 26 residents, all staff and any visitors sounds completely crazy, how can this even be a consideration?!

By 0161

0161 – not that crazy. Parking is very expensive to provide and takes up a lot of room. This area is pretty high density and well-served by public transport

By Anonymous

Why do we need this in a residential area that has so many problems all ready. Ive worked in drug and rehabilitation services and this is not the right area for this. There is high drug issues and crime and anti social behaviour

By Jue

Wow yet another hostel I have two in my street. We have nothing but issues with them both. Not forgetting the murder in a hostel down the road. Some people will do anything to make money 🙁

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