Salford boom continues with apartment blocks and offices

Salford City Council has approved Bruntwood and Select Property Group’s plans for more than 500 apartments on New Bailey Street, while Ask Real Estate’s second office at Greengate has also been signed off.

Trinity Riverside, a joint venture between Bruntwood and Select, is set to build two buildings of 33 storeys and 16 storeys on the banks of the River Irwell.

The scheme, which will operate under Select’s Affinity Living brand, is located on the riverside footpath that links Spinningfields to Blackfriars Street.

The site is next to Bruntwood’s Riverside development of commercial office and retail space, and the Lowry Hotel.

Denton Corker Marshall is the architect.

The 33-storey building, Affinity Living Riverview, will house 318 apartments while the 16-storey building, Affinity Living Riverside, is made up of 188 apartments. The flats will be for the build-to-rent market and targeted at young professionals.

100 and 101 Embankment

The project was approved at Salford’s planning committee on Thursday 7 July. At the same meeting, Ask Real Estate was granted planning consent for its second office within the Greengate development area, 100 Embankment.

Designed by Flanagan Lawrence, the 164,000 sq ft building is the sister office to 101 Embankment, which is due to complete in September and is being delivered by a joint venture between Ask Real Estate, Carillion and Tristan Capital Partners.

100 Embankment will have eight floors of offices near to Manchester Cathedral and Manchester Victoria train station. The foundations for the building have already been completed as part of the phase one works which will enable it to be delivered within a reduced build programme.

Start on site is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017, with completion due in 2018.

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100 & 101 Embankment are two beautiful buildings, using top quality materials. They are a welcome addition to the skyline replacing a grotty old car parking area.

By Petra

….I admit they’re pleasing on the eye. That said, they are not far from filthy leaking stonework, ever increasing weeds & graffiti either side of the main road around Manchester Arena, Hunts Bank and the Lite craft showroom. I’ve often wondered why Manchester and Salford Councils can’t use the COMMUNITY PAYBACK guys to paint the rusting bridge, get rid of the weeds & clean up the filthy brickwork in the area. In addition, the apartments above and adjacent to the Lite craft showroom look dirty and the metal work is rusting.

By Anthony Fallon

Oh dear the two residential blocks look pretty grim – shaped entirely by global capital rather than a desire to create a great environment and great architecture.

By Specsaver

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