Work starts on £53m Dock 5

Construction of developer ForLiving’s 394-unit apartment scheme in Ordsall, Salford, has commenced and work is due to complete in 2023.

Dock 5 is being delivered by ForViva’s housing arm, ForHousing, with Bridgestone Construction as the main contractor and Falconer Chester Hall as the architect.

The eight-storey block, on a 2.8-acre site on Ordsall Lane and Fairbrother Street in Salford, close to MediaCityUK, will house 394 apartments for private rent, as well as residents’ facilities including a waterfront lounge, cinema rooms and a gym.

“This scheme is the latest in our commitment to developing [quality PRS] properties across the North West and highlights our confidence in the region’s housing market going forward,” said Paul Gerrard, director at ForLiving.

“It will provide the ultimate in urban living and is in an ideal location popular with commuters and young people.”

“We’ll also be providing a significant number of job and apprenticeship opportunities.”

ForLiving is part of the ForViva Group, which develops homes for sale, shared ownership and private rent.

The first homes at the £53m Dock 5 are expected to be available to residents from 2021, and the whole project is due to complete in 2023.

ForLiving’s Paul Gerrard is speaking at Place North West’s next virtual event, PRS Pipeline: Impact & Opportunities, this Wednesday at 10am.

Dock 5 Ordsall Lane Frontage

The Ordsall Lane frontage of Dock 5, designed by Falconer Chester Hall

 

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