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£35m ‘landmark’ Salford building receives green light

Salford landmark building story

Forshaw Land & Property Group is to begin work on a £35 million ‘landmark’ Salford building.

Salford City Council approved proposals, submitted by national planning and development consultancy Lichfields, on behalf of Forshaw.

The development will comprise a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, and will include a gym, community room and commercial unit.

It will be on Derwent Street, next to the River Irwell, between the Lowry Wharf development and the casino, which fronts Regent Road. It will consist of 180 apartments in a part-21, part-14 and part 11-storey building.

The development will create more than 230 jobs during the 18-month construction period, according to Lichfields. When it is complete, Lichfields estimates that the new residents will spend approximately £2.3 million a year in the local area, boosting the local economy and supporting some 25 new jobs.

Nathan Matta, planning director at Lichfields in Manchester, said: “We consider that the scheme will be seen as a landmark development and one which will positively complement the development currently taking place along the Riverside corridor.”

He added: “We welcome the support the council has shown to this high-quality development which we believe will further enhance the character and place-making ability of the Ordsall Riverside corridor.”

The s.106 contributions from Forshaw will support the funding of the new Ordsall Lane bus service and car club costs, according to Forshaw.

Other benefits will include the upgrade of an existing ramped access and public realm area, widening of the towpath and the introduction of opportunities for natural surveillance, lighting, landscaping and enhanced security.

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