BDP submits plans for 36-storey Salford tower


The tower would provide co-living homes and a hotel. The planning application also asks to convert eight railway arches into café and bar spaces.

The first 10 floors of the tower would be dedicated to the hotel, which would have 171 bedrooms alongside a reception, lounge and restaurant.

The upper 24 storeys of the building would contain 485 build-to-rent co-living rooms, clustered around 135 apartments, with a residents' roof terrace on the 32nd storey. Progressive Living Developments, the scheme's developer, has already exchanged contracts on a leasehold deal with Network Rail – which owns the 0.17ha site.

The tower would be built on the border between Manchester and Salford, next to OMI Architects' 2015 build-to-rent tower One Green Gate.

David Fairclough, director at Progressive Living Developments, said: 'We have taken our time to design a scheme that will be an attractive, vibrant addition to the area, and our proposals were welcomed by those who attended the public consultation back in 2019.

'Greengate has seen huge investment over the past few years. It is transforming into a sought-after place to live, and we look forward to playing our part in its ongoing regeneration.'

The developer hopes to start on site towards the end of this year for completion in the second quarter of 2023.

Project data

Location Greengate, Salford
Local authority Salford
Type of project Mixed-use: co-living and hotel
Client Progressive Living
Architect BDP
Landscape architect Exterior Architecture
Planning consultant Turley
Structural engineer Renaissance
M&E consultant Novo
Quantity surveyor Artal
CDM adviser BDP
Start on site Q4 2021
Completion Q2 2023
Gross internal floor area 20,000m²
Form of contract Design and build

Source: Architects Journal 

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