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Buttress wins planning for Salford homes

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AJ100 practice Buttress has won approval for this 36-home scheme within Salford’s Chapel Street regeneration area

The 3,260m² development, which sits within Glenn Howells Architects’ 2009 Salford Central masterplan [see bottom], is backed by the English Cities Fund (ECf) - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA).

The ‘restrained and simple’ design will sit next to the neoclassical St Philips Church with ‘one row redefining the corner of St Philips Place and the others enclosing a new landscaped courtyard behind the church’.

Work is expected to begin in summer 2015 and likely to complete by the end of 2016.

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said the development ‘aims to breathe new life into this area of the city’.

He added: ‘After years of close work with Salford City Council and other partners, we’re delighted to have secured planning permission for this development and are committed to ensuring that this area of Salford gets the investment it deserves.’

Buttress' Salford plan

Project data

Architects: Buttress
Location: Salford
Type Of Project: Residential
Structural Engineers: Integra
Project Architect: John Riley
Client: English Cities Fund
Funding: Private
Tender date: April 2015
Start on site date: September 2015
Contract duration: 60 weeks
Gross internal floor area: 3260m2
Form of contract and/or procurement: D+B
M&e consultant: Hannans 
Quantity surveyor: Appleyard & Trew
Planning supervisor: Appleyard & Trew


Previous story (AJ 29.07.09)

Salford regeneration proposed by Glenn Howells and Urban Initiatives

The new application is the biggest ever document submitted for Salford and proposes to link existing a number of distinct areas such as Salford University and The Crescent, Chapel Street and Spinningfields, the region’s business district. 

Drawn up by Glenn Howells Architects and Urban Initiatives, the plans aim to restore existing historic buildings, renovate existing surroundings and create new areas such as a modern commercial district. The development ‘will take advantage of Salford’s prime strategic position’ next to Manchester city entre.

The 177,440m2 scheme, which will create 864 homes, 390 hotel rooms and 197,000 sq m of offices, moves on initial masterplan proposals which had originally been drawn up by Massimiliano Fuksas

Phil Mayall of English Cities Fund, said: ‘This mixed-use scheme will encourage the development of a sustainable community, capturing benefits for both the neighbouring and wider Salford areas. It is an important first step on the road to regenerating what was formerly the civic heart of Salford.

Chris Farrow, Chief Executive of Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company, said: ‘The vision for Central Salford is to regenerate this important area of the city, to help diversify its economic base and to bring in new activity.’

There will be a public viewing of the plans at Salford Central/St Philips Church from 10-12 August.

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