Salford approves 570 homes and hotel revamp

At its latest planning meeting Salford City Council approved 170 homes under Urban Splash’s hoUSe concept, alongside the next stage of residential development by Amstone at Clippers Quay, and the expansion of a budget hotel.

Designed by architect shedkm, hOUse is a modular housing scheme that Urban Splash is planning to roll out across the UK, providing affordable homes for families.

On a four-acre site off Springfield Lane, Urban Splash has been granted planning approval for 71 terraced homes, and 100 apartments. In the terraces, customers can choose between a 1,000 sq ft home in two storeys or a 1,500 sq ft home in three storeys.

The apartments will be split over 10 five-storey buildings, and will be based around smaller groups of apartments sharing an entrance, stair and a lift, under hoUSe’s sister concept Mansion House.

There will also be 120 parking spaces.

At the same meeting on Thursday 21 January the council approved the final phase of construction at Clippers Quay by Amstone Developments.

Amstone was granted outline planning permission in 2015 for the 614 apartments over five blocks on the site of a former multiplex cinema, with detailed planning consent given for two buildings totalling 208 apartments. The latest application was for detailed planning permission to build out the final three blocks to deliver 400 homes for the private rented sector.

Also given planning consent was the expansion of the Stay Inn Hotel on Trinity Way and Blackfriars Road. The redevelopment will see capacity increase from 65 rooms to 195 rooms over two phases.

The scheme will see the development of an 11-storey building and a seven-storey building, and new hotel facilities include a spa, gym and event space.

Paul Butler Associates and OMI Architects advised Stay Inn. Don Murphy, senior planner, said: “Approval of this outline application by Salford City Council is a significant milestone for the Stay Inn project. The site occupies a prominent corner on the edge of the regional centre, but its full potential is not being realised. The project team has responded to feedback received in response to previous unsuccessful proposals, and we are delighted to have the backing of the City Council, as we seek to deliver this development which will complement recent and planned regeneration in the local area.”

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