Leach Rhodes Walker designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

Work starts on X1’s Salford student scheme

Contractor Bridgestone is on site carrying out enabling work for the 350-bedroom development. 

Known as Cheltenham Place, X1’s scheme will see the redevelopment of a site off Frederick Road most recently used as a car wash.

The development comprises a 10-to-15-storey block close to the University of Salford and The Campus, another completed X1 student scheme. 

Leach Rhodes Walker is the architect behind the scheme, which will feature 353 studio apartments. 

The project team for X1’s Frederick House includes Zerum as planning consultant, Savills as client advisor, Turley as heritage consultant, Tace as M&E engineer and DEP Landscape Architectural.  

Clancy, BB7, Mosodi, RBA Acoustics and Penny Anderson Consulting are also advising X1 on the project. 

Nearby, Q Developments recently submitted proposals for a 27-storey student tower next to the McDonald’s restaurant off Cross Lane. 

Analysis by Knight Frank demonstrates a need for student accommodation in Salford and calculates that there are currently 3.2 students per PBSA bed in the city, taking into account a pipeline of 2,125 beds.  

In addition, “full-time students in Salford, based on historic trends, are projected to rise by over 17% over the next five years,” the report states. 

X1’s site falls just outside of the 252-acre Salford Crescent masterplan, being delivered by English Cities Fund in partnership with Salford City Council and Salford University. Q’s scheme is located within the masterplan boundary.

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I just hope Bridgestone don’t leave Frederick Road in as bad a state as the last developer who built flats on the other side of the road, how the Council have allowed them to leave site without repairing it is baffling. Why does there appear to be no provision for cycling on the highway either?

By 0161

not a fan of this scheme

By Balcony Warrior

What’s going to happen to all this expensive housing being built for overseas students if ever China stops sending students here?

By Anonymous

The road next to it is akin to a third world dirt path, hope the council are getting payments from the developers to resolve this.

By Anonymous

No balconies yet again. The design is poor like most of what is being built in Manchester.

By John

And yet more student dwellings….

By Mike

The odour, dust and wildlife from the Recycling Centre its being built next to should be enjoyable when your sat in the rooftop garden or leaving your windows open. Not to mention Train noise from the 2 tracks on either side and zero parking spaces. £125K for the displeasure. Enjoy

By Dave

Salford is becoming a haven of student accommodation and HMO’s with no thought of local residents

By DaveH

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