Cortland at Colliers Yard is part of a three-tower cluster. Credit: via planning documents

Renaker’s 51-storey Salford skyscraper tops out 

Cortland at Colliers Yard has reached its highest point and the 559-apartment tower in the city’s Greengate quarter is expected to welcome its first residents in autumn 2023. 

Designed by OMI Architects – with Denton Corker Marshall appointed as delivery architect – and developed and constructed by Renaker, the 51-storey tower will be the tallest building in Salford once complete – at least until One Heritage’s plans for a 55-storey scheme on a nearby site come forward.

Cortland at Colliers Yard, to be operated by build-to-rent specialist Cortland, will comprise a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and provide 25,000 sq ft of resident amenity space. 

In addition, a three-storey brick podium will feature shops, restaurants and bars. 

Cortland bought the tower in December 2021. 

Among the company’s other UK assets are a 440-unit build-to-rent property in Birmingham and a 367-unit BTR community in Watford. 

Victoria Quinlan, president of Europe at Cortland, said: “This is a significant milestone in the construction of Cortland at Colliers Yard. It has only been made possible through the hard work and dedication of our teams, and a strong partnership with Renaker.  

“We look forward to welcoming the first residents to our build-to-rent scheme and having them experience our unique, resident-centric approach which will provide hospitality-level service and state-of-the-art amenities in a beautifully designed, purpose-built environment.” 

Cortland at Colliers Yard is one element of a three-tower cluster Renaker is developing at Greengate. The two other buildings will reach 41 and 43 storeys and provide 958 additional units. 

“To have reached this key stage of the project on schedule despite the difficulties of the recent pandemic is a fantastic achievement and testament to the huge efforts of the whole team,” said Renaker managing director Daren Whitaker. 

“This landmark project is another key step in our wider regeneration plans. We aim to deliver not only high-quality new homes with access to first class amenities for our residents, but to also create a thriving new 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.” 

Financial support in the form of a £64m combined development loan provided by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund has supported the construction of the project. 

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Looking forward more to the one Heritage tower being built nearby, that looks a far more interesting design. This is turning into a real cluster though and will balance all of the towers going up at the end of Deansgate. They are doing the right thing to link to the ground and make a community, it takes a good deal of time and commitment but it will be worth it.

By Anonymous

I am starting to like the look around here, it’s coming on nicely and really starting to add to the city centre now.

By John

Can you see the beaches from there?

By Mr Anon

Can see the hills from up there, but also a lot more apartments and offices. Should be very nice when it’s all done.

By Anonymous

The Council tax generated by this development will be badly needed to support their finances in these inflationary times.

By Paul griffiths

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