H20 Urban unveils plans for 200 Salford homes
The joint venture between the Canal & Rivers Trust and Bloc wants to redevelop a site off Oldfield Road and Upper Wharf Street close to Middlewood Locks.
H20 Urban’s scheme would see 204 apartments – half with one bedroom and half with two – delivered across two red-brick blocks on land currently used for surface car parking.
The scheme also features plans for a linear park that follows the line of the former Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal to the south of the site abutting the railway line, which has been infilled. The park has been designed by Planit IE.
A consultation on the proposals is now live.
CBRE is advising H20 Urban on planning and AHR is the architect. The project team also includes Chroma Consulting as project manager.
Nick Legget, Northern development director at Bloc, said: “Salford is a destination going from strength to strength and we are delighted to be playing a role in the Crescent area’s continuing regeneration journey.
“We’re excited to unveil our proposals for a high-quality residential development which will make a significant contribution to the delivery of new homes in a highly sustainable location.”
The Upper Wharf Street site is located in the southern part of the area covered by the Salford Crescent Development Framework known as Zone Six ‘The Crescent’. The framework identifies the site as an area that is appropriate for high-density residential development.
There are several apartment schemes already built or under construction in the vicinity. These include Salboy’s Local Crescent, and the first and second phases of Outwood Wharf.
The second phase, comprising 296 homes, is currently under construction.