VIDEO | 178-home Atelier completes in Salford
The residential block is part of English Cities Fund’s larger £1bn Salford Central masterplan, which stretches across 50 acres.
Atelier is divided up into four seven-storey blocks. It has 167 apartments, which have between one and three bedrooms, as well as 11 three-bedroom townhouses. Designed by Buttress Architects, the scheme includes commercial space on the ground floor.
Eric Wright Construction built the structure, which sits between North Star Drive and Chapel Street in Salford and was delivered in partnership with Salford City Council.
Already, 50% of the apartments at Atelier are sold. JLL is the agent for the development.
ECF, which is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England, is also leading Salford’s £2.5bn Crescent masterplan. Both Salford Central and Crescent are geared towards providing new homes and public spaces to the city.
Atelier’s completion is a key part of that effort.
“We’re proud to reach this important milestone in the Salford Central story and we can’t wait to welcome people to their new homes,” said ECF senior development surveyor Max Bentham.
“What we’re creating here at Atelier and across both our Salford Central and Crescent masterplans respectively is a true 15-minute city,” Bentham continued. “A place that people are proud to call home; that’s diverse, vibrant and connected; has access to all the amenities needed to thrive and prosper and we feel we’re achieving this here in Salford.”
Salford City Council chief executive Tom Stannard said: “Salford Central is being transformed and I’m pleased to see it reach another milestone with the Atelier development, thanks to the great partnership we have here in the city.
“This new development adds to the mix of homes needed across Salford and I look forward to welcoming people into their new homes when they have settled in.”
Eric Wright Construction’s managing director John Hartnett said that the project was delivered safely, on time, on budget and to ECF’s standards.
“Not only have new residences been created for the people of Salford, but we were able to create 325 weeks of employment opportunities for local residents including apprenticeships, work opportunities and placements,” Hartnett said. “In addition, 75% of the workforce was employed from the local area and I’m sure they are just as proud as we are of Atelier, having helped to create quality homes, which will be enjoyed by future generations of Salfordians.”
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