United Living wins approval in Salford

A 125-home PRS scheme on Liverpool Street has been given the go-ahead by Salford City Council’s planning committee.

Lichfields had submitted the application for 4-26 Liverpool Street on behalf of Rodus Developments, based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which is a joint venture between United Living and High Street Group, a North East-based investment business.

Triangle Architects has designed the scheme, which will be nine storeys at its highest point and six at its lower end. The site is bounded by Muslin Street to the west, Craven Street to the east and Cow Lane to the north. X1 has recently won a consent for a 14-storey scheme in the area, at the junction of Liverpool Street and Oldfield Road.

The United Living site sits close to the Cemex concrete batching operation in a zone designated for mixed-use development, and sits to the west of Middlewood Locks, with Outwood Wharf close by to the north.

It is a new-build project and will require the demolition of the site’s two existing buildings – the Duke Centre at Douglas House, and the former Sheldon’s Tyre Centre. The project includes 63 one-bedroom apartments, 57 two-bedroom dwellings in a mixture of apartments, townhouses and duplexes, and five three-bedroom homes.

Nathan Matta, planning director at Lichfields, said: “This development, alongside the large scale development of Middlewood Locks has the potential to bring about the creation of a sustainable new community in this part of the city and to significantly enhance visual amenity and the mix of uses on the area.

“The development of this site will result in many positive regeneration benefits and will be seen as a catalyst for change in this important part of the city.”

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