United Living picked for £50m Salford BtR
Developer Ridgeback has selected the contractor to build 296 homes off Oldfield Road, the second phase of Outwood Wharf.
Ridgeback bought the Salford site, for which planning approval was granted in 2018, from Outwood Wharf Developments late last year.
Elsewhere in the North West, London-based Ridgeback is delivering a 358-apartment complex off Swan Street in Manchester and 336 apartments at 30-36 Pall Mall in Liverpool.
Now, United Living New Homes is on site bringing forward the developer’s Salford build-to-rent scheme.
Under the £50m construction contract, United Living will deliver 275 one- and two-bedroom apartments, 11 townhouses and 10 duplexes across three connected blocks.
The development, designed by IBI Group, ranges in height from eight to 23 storeys and will also provide ground floor amenity space, parking facilities and podium level landscaping.
The contract award is the latest for United Living Group, which is accelerating its growth into BtR. The contractor has an order book of more than £300m in the sector across the UK.
Caroline Lewis, managing director at United Living New Homes, said: “As a leading UK placemaker, we are delighted to be playing a key role in creating a new vibrant, sustainable community in the heart of Salford.
“With a track record for delivering high-quality residential schemes across the UK, we are very much looking forward to bringing the proposals to life for the benefit of residents and the future success of the city.”
The development is scheduled to complete in October 2024.
The first phase of Outwood Wharf, a 263-apartment development on a neighbouring plot, completed in June 2020 and is owned by Invesco Real Estate.
Nearby, Outwood Wharf Developments is drawing up plans for a third project in the area. The 16-storey Glassworks, a 160-home project off Hulme Street, is being designed by Todd Architects.
Outwood Wharf phases one and two and Glassworks fall within the Salford Crescent masterplan area, a 252-acre regeneration strategy being delivered by English Cities Fund in partnership with Salford City Council and Salford University.