Regent Road set for residential towers

An application is due to be submitted at the end of the summer for 650 homes in Salford, designed by Fletcher Rae Architects, the latest in a series of large-scale residential plans in progress around the city.

Warrington-based Vivere Group, the development arm of Bilt Group, is behind the scheme on the site of the derelict Wellington Hotel.

The development, known as City View, will be made up of three towers of 27, 18 and 16 storeys, alongside 25 three-storey townhouses.

Targeted at investment buyers, the buildings will include concierge facilities, residents’ gym and lounge, around a central piazza.

According to the consultation website, the developer has worked with Salford City Council on the proposals at two pre-application meetings, and the plans have been presented to the Places Matter! design review panel.

Indigo Planning is advising on the application.

Salford has seen a flurry of major residential developments come on line over the past 12 months. Around 2,100 apartments are being built in Greengate, by Renaker, Ask Real Estate, Select Property Group and Elliot Group. BetFred billionaire Fred Done’s property company has planning permission for almost 800 flats around Trinity Way, while in Salford Quays, TH Real Estate has consent for 800 homes, Peel is planning 1,800 apartments in the second phase of MediaCityUK, while Fortis Developments is on site with 600 flats at Adelphi Wharf.

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I just hope that something remotely nice is built as much of what is being built currently is bland and battery hen like.

By Craig Earley

I went along to the consultation yesterday and what is being proposed looks great and a lot nicer that what is currently there a burnt out derelict pub which is not great considering it is one of the main roads into Manchester from Salford!

By Helen

Regent Road is a shocking road. Terrible jams caused by the mindless anti car local authorities of Manchester and Salford. Why do councils insist on making life so difficult for motorists etc. Oh I know its the green agenda which is licence for stupid anti car policies Why would anyone want to live next to that ?

By Roberto

Traffic jams are caused by roads reaching their capacity. You can’t just keep adding lanes and trampling over the rights and quality of life of everyone that lives works or invests in the inner city / city centre.

Compact cities are environmentally, socially and economically better for everyone than sprawling ones and no amount of angry frothing by a few zealous motorists will change that.

By City builder

Please no poky Apartments, lets see some half descent footprint sizes for a change.the new build houses and apartments i have been in are deplorable you cant swing a cat round in, property must be spacious, we have lagged behind the western world in property size and finish.


The Green lobby are the reason why so many working class people in this country are living in abject poverty. Easy to pay extortionate levies on your fuel bills when you are MP for Brighton Pavilion

By Elephant

I agree about the need for decent sized apartments, and who wants a living room like a medieval hall in which one eats, cooks and relaxes? Let’s have more space and differentiation, please.

By Tony Heyes

Some of the comments on here are ridiculous. Have you not heard of climate change? Of course we have to get people out of cars unless we want most of our country to be underwater in 100 years time!

By urbanista

Urbanista.Please tell how we are going to get people from A to B in this conurbation without their cars? We don’t have a tube station on every corner here,or hadn’t you noticed? The buses are so expensive,mainly filthy and full of yobs.The trams only go to some places and are expensive,filthy and full of yobs. I am not giving up my car for those alternatives,I can tell you.Please do not suggest a bike.Cyclists are as popular as Boris Johnson at a Brussels barbecue.

By Elephant

I’m afraid to disappoint but developers and spaciousness do not go hand in hand….

By bill

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