Salford to advance pair of regen plans
Lovell Together, the joint venture between housebuilders Lovell Partnerships and Together Housing, is to receive approval for 127 homes as part of the regeneration of Pendleton, while the city council also prepares to sign off English Cities Fund’s £2.5bn Salford Crescent masterplan.
The Pendleton project, plans for which were lodged by Lovell Together last September, is the third phase of the wider regeneration of the area that will see 3,000 homes built or refurbished by 2030 after the demolition of more than 750 homes within Pendleton estates.
Lovell Together’s plans comprise 127 homes, 17 of which would be designated as affordable.
The homes, a mix of mews and semi-detached properties, would be built on a 7.7-acre plot south of Liverpool Road in the area around Amersham Street.
Public realm, rain gardens and a cycle street linking into wider Salford cycle routes are also included in the proposals.
Barton Willmore is the planning consultant for the project.
Work on the 135-acre regeneration of Pendleton is already underway and phase one saw the construction of a housing either side of Blodwell Street and Athole Street.
Phase two comprised the refurbishment of properties within the area bound by Liverpool Street, Cross Lane, Graythorpe Walk and Buckingham Street, and the construction of 42 affordable homes on land north of Aylesbury Close.
Lovell Together’s application was the first to be submitted by the joint venture, which formed last year.
The 50:50 JV aims to create communities and meet housing delivery targets across the North West, Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Midlands, with a target of building 3,000 new homes in the next five years, the partners said at the time.
Elsewhere in Salford, the city mayor is expected to approve development consortium English Cities Fund’s 240-acre Salford Crescent masterplan, next Monday.
The fund, made up of Muse Developments, Homes England and Legal & General, instructed Make Architects to draw up an overarching plan for the area that will guide development over the next 20 years.
Proposals included in ECF’s plan include a transport interchange, featuring the Metrolink, as well as a mixed-use neighbourhood with a hotel within the former Police HQ building, and the redevelopment of The Old Fire Station into a multi-use community space.
Additionally, the Farmer Norton Car Park, Centenary Building and Old Adelphi would all be repurposed under ECF’s proposals.
As well as Make Architects, the project team for the updated framework includes consultancy CBRE, infrastructure firm Aecom, landscape architects Planit-IE, quantity surveyor and project manager Faithful + Gould, and consultancy Cundall.