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

X1 lodges plans for 350-unit Salford scheme 

The developer wants to build a 10-to-15-storey student accommodation block on the corner of Frederick Road and Cheltenham Street, close to the university. 

X1’s project would feature 353 studio apartments on a site currently used as a car wash. 

Leach Rhodes Walker is the architect behind the scheme, which is located close to The Campus, another X1 student development on the opposite side of Frederick Road. 

A report by Knight Frank looking into the need for student accommodation in Salford found that X1’s scheme would help to address a shortage of purpose-built accommodation for students, giving them an alternative to houses of multiple occupation.

There are currently four students per available purpose-built bed space in Salford, the report said.

The 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. 

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. 

Other X1 developments include the 191-apartment The Gateway on Trafford Road and Manchester Waters, comprising almost 750 flats across five buildings fronting the Manchester Ship Canal. 

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Great news, Salford on the up!

By Cal

Possibly one of the worst new schemes for architecture in the last 24 months. X1’s block on Chapel Street looks seriously outdated after under 10 years.

By 1981

Love this – the team at X1 have been great in managing my stay at the campus in Salford. As a student the developments are much better quality than other Uni buildings I’ve seen.

By Patrick

The smell from the Recycling Plant next door should be amazing ! … The bend in the road its being built on is notorious for car crashes so id give it a month before some idiot parks a car in the reception !

By Dave

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