Eda, Cole Waterhouse Taurus, p Inform Comms

The scheme is Cole Waterhouse's debut BTR development. Credit: via Inform Comms

Domis completes Salford Quays’ tallest building 

Cole Waterhouse and Taurus Investment’s 290-apartment build-to-rent scheme Eda rises to 29 storeys at its highest point. 

Domis Construction has completed Cole Waterhouse’s debut BTR scheme ahead of schedule and interest in the properties has been high. 

The lettings team received more than 500 enquiries for the homes in the initial days of marketing, according to Cole Waterhouse. 

Simon Gallanders, managing director of Cole Waterhouse Residential, said: “We’ve worked in close partnership with our joint venture partner Taurus and our contractor Domis to achieve this milestone. 

“[We have] taken a highly collaborative approach from start to finish, which has had a significant impact on the speed and quality of delivery.” 

The scheme’s main contractor also pointed to the collaboration between the project team as the reason behind the early completion of Eda. 

Lee McCarren, managing director of Domis Construction, said he is “proud” to have completed the project “well ahead of time”. 

“That achievement is down to the dedication and commitment of our superb team working in close collaboration with Cole Waterhouse and Taurus.  

“The team developed an incredible bond during the delivery of this prestigious scheme, taking a real partnership approach, with flexibility and trust shown on all sides.” 

Eda is the second time Cole Waterhouse and Domis have worked together following the completion of No1 Old Trafford in 2021. 

Following the success of their Eda partnership, Cole Waterhouse and Taurus are now working together on a scheme at Upper Trinity Street in Digbeth. 

“The delivery of Eda really has been a great example of a best-in-class partnership working together to achieve a superb sustainable project,” stated Nick Jacobs, managing director of Taurus UK.  

“We started this programme in Covid and despite the continued economic turbulence and the associated supply and skills issues Domis has completed a remarkable job to achieve such an early handover of the building.” 

Designed by Chapman Taylor, Eda is a 250,640 sq ft, two-part residential building comprising one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, located close to the Anchorage Metrolink stop. 

The scheme features two landscaped terrace gardens on the mezzanine and level 19, plus private terraces for each rooftop penthouse apartment.  

At ground level, there is 4,000 sq ft of commercial space pre-let to Co-op Food, as well as extensive areas of internal amenity including a co-working space, residents’ lounges, a cinema room, bookable private dining and entertaining facilities, and a gym.  

In terms of sustainability credentials, Eda features high grade insulation for thermal efficiency, energy-efficient appliances, LED lighting
to minimise energy consumption and reduce utility costs for residents, as well as MVHR systems to reduce heating loads.

The Eda delivery includes Jon Matthews Architects as delivery architect, WSP Planning, structural engineers Renaissance, M&E consultants Novo, landscape architects Exterior Architecture, project managers/quantity surveying services by Henry Riley, Project Four Safety Solutions providing CDM and Principal Designer services with legal advice from Ward Hadaway. 

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