OMI designed the tower. Credit: via One Heritage

Salford nudges 55-storey skyscraper forward 

The city council will meet next week to decide whether to waive a standing order, allowing developer One Heritage to start work on what would eventually be the borough’s tallest building. 

Last year, Salford provisionally granted One Heritage a 999-year lease on a slither of land at the Greengate site under the city council’s ownership.  

The land is located off New Bridge Street and fronts the River Irwell. It is to be redeveloped into a riverside walkway as part of the 55-storey One Heritage Tower. 

Around the same time as the lease was agreed, Place North West revealed that Midgard was being lined up to build the project after One Heritage failed to agree a way forward with previous contractor Laing O’Rourke. 

Next week, Salford City Council’s procurement board will meet to grant One Heritage approval to appoint Midgard to deliver the £364,000 riverside public realm element of the scheme. 

Midgard is to start construction of the 542-apartment scheme before the end of the year. The project will take four years to build. 

The skyscraper would be the tallest building in Salford at 173 metres and the second tallest in Greater Manchester behind Deansgate Square’s South Tower, which stands at 200 metres tall.   

The project team features OMI as the architect and Euan Kellie Property Solutions as the planning consultant. 

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Lack of balconies is disappointing

By Balcony warrior

Let’s make that the third tallest after Trinity Islands which would stand at 183m and let’s face it will complete ahead of this tower.

By Andrew

Trinity Islands is in Manchester

By Anonymous

@Andrew – Trinity Islands are in Manchester not Salford.

By ALL

Simply not viable

By John W

@Balcony warrior, balconies on a 55 storey, 173m tall tower…what could possibly go wrong?!

By Common sense

Salford is a borough in Greater Manchester. I don’t understand why people get so upset by the Salford/Manchester borough divide. It’s all the same place at the end of the day.

By Anonymous

Definitely a great addition to this area.

By Digbuth O'Hooligan

Another wonderful tower in Salford, it’s brilliant to see this sort of investment in Salford, especially with its rich history, but despite this it still pains me that the Salford Council put their focus on the development aroudn Greengage, Blackfriars and Salford quays over Clarendon, Pendlebury and Weaste areas that actually need redevelopment.

By YoungPlanner

A tower that looks a bit different to the rest ….Up North we don’t do beautiful buildings as our architects are governed by developers’ costs and subsequently their square box mentality.
The City Council have a lot to answer for !

By Rodders

Can’t wait to see this completed mainly due to the roof detail.

Anonymous – salford is a borough yes, but also a city in it’s own right so differs from the other borough’s of you fly the salford flag (ps I’m not from salford :))

By Tomo

Great addition to the city centre. Will really balance up the Jackson St side once the Blade and The 360 are completed there. I think the Balcony thing is meant to be sarcasm now!

By Anonymous

It’s been said before but it’s great to have a non flat top at last. Manchester needs a few more of those to vary the skyline. Chrysler building next, ideally covering the Arndale tower.

By Tom

Spades in the ground as soon as possible, please. Finally a tower with nice, interesting design. I do hope we get a little more demanding on design from now on when approving in the heart of the city centre.

By Tom

More future slums, this is not place making

By Cal

This is the best tower in Greengate so far. Impressive for Salford to be this progressive.

By Elephant

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