Renaker skyscraper tops list of Salford approvals
The developer’s 518-apartment Greengate tower was approved alongside plans for homeless accommodation in Lower Broughton, apartments off Duncan Street, and a builders’ merchant in Weaste.
Parkside – APPROVED
Architect: Denton Corker Marshall
Planning reference: 22/80890/REM
The final piece of the prolific developer’s Greengate cluster would provide 518 apartments.
Having delivered Anaconda Cut in 2018, Renaker is nearing completion of the 51-storey Cortland at Colliers Yard, while work on the 444-apartment, 43-storey Bankside is in the early stages.
The next element of the Colliers Yard masterplan, a 41-storey tower known as Parkside, would comprise 246 will have one bedroom, 247 would have two bedrooms and 25 will have three bedrooms.
There would be 11,000 sq ft of commercial space across five ground-floor units.
The building’s façade would feature distinctive bronze aluminium panelling.
Daren Whitaker, managing director of Renaker, said: “Parkside marks another key step in our wider regeneration plans at Colliers Yard.
“We plan to deliver not only high-quality new homes with access to first-class amenities for our residents, but to also create a new thriving city centre destination, and a neighbourhood that the city can enjoy through the creation of a new public boulevard, local leisure amenity, and the creation of Greengate Park.”
Once complete, Renaker’s Greengate masterplan will feature three towers of 51, 43, and 41 storeys and more than 1,500 apartments. Like the other two towers, Parkside is designed by Denton Corker Marshall.
Deloitte is the planning consultant for the scheme. The project team also features GIA, Hoare Lea, TPM Landscaping, MEP Design, Element Sustainability, and Curtins.
Duncan Street apartments – APPROVED
Developer: Generation UK
Planner: Paul Butler Associates
Architect: TODD Architects
Planning reference: 22/80362/FUL
The Manchester-based developer wants to build a 12-storey block comprising 85 apartments off Duncan Street.
Generation’s scheme would be built on a site next to Sourced Developments’ 585-home Regent Plaza, which is under construction.
The development is targeted at “aspirational young professionals”, according to Generation, and features 40 one-bedroom apartments, 44 with two bedrooms, and a single three-bedroom property.
A residents’ lounge and a large communal roof terrace also feature within the plans.
The scheme has a gross development value of £19m, according to a viability appraisal by Savills.
Lower Broughton Homeless facility – APPROVED
Developer: Mosscare St Vincent’s
Architect: JDA Architects
Planning reference: 22/79331/FUL
Located on St Simon Street in Lower Broughton, MSV’s scheme would see the development of 42 apartments for people “moving on from homelessness with medium to low needs”, according to a planning report.
MSV’s six-storey development would comprise 40 one-bedroom apartments and two properties with two bedrooms.
Charity Mustard Tree is to occupy space on the ground floor and will provide support to residents through its Freedom Project, a 20-week course aimed at equipping people with the skills required to get a job.
Located on the banks of the River Irwell next to the Riverside House student accommodation complex, the site is a former council depot previously used in connection with Blackfriars Housing Office.
Having been vacant for more than a decade, Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group approached Salford City Council with a view to buying the site.
Now that planning has been granted, the disposal of the site can proceed.
Travis Perkins Weaste – APPROVED
Developer: Travis Perkins
Planner: Peacock + Smith
Architect: WE Architecture
Planning reference: 22/80205/FUL
The building materials supplier is to create a facility at James Corbett Road in Weaste, relocating from its current site at Lissadel Street, which falls within the £2.5bn Crescent masterplan.
Travis Perkins applied to redevelop the former Network Plus site at James Corbett Road into a 45,000 sq ft trading branch.
The company wants to demolish the existing industrial and office buildings on the four-acre James Corbett Road site and construct four new buildings:
- A shop and warehouse
- A dry storage building
- Meet and greet building
- Driver’s welfare building.
Network Plus, an infrastructure services provider, occupied the site until last year when it relocated to Chaddock Lane in Worsley.
The facility’s creation will see the builders’ merchant cease operations at its Lissadel Street complex, freeing up land within the first phase of English Cities Fund’s Salford Crescent masterplan.
Last year, ECF progressed plans for the first part of the 252-acre masterplan, focussing on a 27-acre chunk billed as the Innovation Zone North.