PROJECT OVERVIEW - SALFORD
Middlewood Plaza, Salford is located within 10 minutes walk of Manchester City Centre, and pedestrian access is through the large regenerated area known as Middlewood Locks. The site is also located within 4 minutes walk of the new amenity and leisure facilities being developed within the centre of Middlewood Locks.
ONLY A 10 MINUTE WALK TO MANCHESTER CITY CENTRE
SALFORD – KEY DEVELOPMENTS
Cranes have become a familiar part of Salford’s skyline, bearing testament to the high levels of development and regeneration taking place. The greatest transformation is undoubtedly happening at Salford Quays in the east of the city. Building on its successful transformation from docklands to a prestigious office location, it is now home to MediaCityUK – a 36 acre state-of-the-art creative community. However, a large number of other key programmes and projects are also being developed and delivered across the city.
Salford City Council is preparing a local plan which will be the main land use planning document for the city. The local plan will:
• Set out how Salford should develop over the next two decades up to the year 2035.
• Identify the amount of new development that will come forward across the city, such as housing, offices, industry and retail and the main areas in which this will be focused support the delivery of key infrastructure, such as transport and utilities.
• Protect the city’s important environmental assets.
• Allocate land for particular uses or protective designations.
• Set out the main policies that will be used to determine planning applications.
• University of Salford and the Crescent District – development of Salford’s first Science Park, The Innovation Park with 55 offices available on a flexible basis. Delivery of the University of Salford’s Campus Plan including a new student village and Gateway Building. Adoption of the Crescent Development Framework which sets out the future vision for development in the area.
• Middlewood Locks – a mixed use development site centred around the Manchester Bolton & Bury Canal.
• Greengate – regenerating 13 hectares of vacant and derelict land to reconnect the historic centre of Salford to the modern and vibrant Manchester City Centre.
• Liverpool Road corridor improvements – delivering a range of building front, streetscene and environmental improvements.
• Irwell River Park – creating an international waterfront destination through a range of environmental and access improvements to create opportunities for sustainable transport, commercial and residential development.
• Bridgewater Canal corridor – restoration of key heritage sites, public realm and access improvements, new residential, commercial and leisure development.
• Transforming neighbourhoods in partnership with public and private sector partners.
• Investing in improvements to the sport and recreation offer – including a Heritage Lottery Fund bid for Peel Park and improving access to The Meadow.
• Port Salford – plans are underway for a tri-modal inland port facility and distribution park development adjacent to A J Bell Stadium.
• AJ Bell Stadium – a multi-million pound development which is home to Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks Rugby Union Club.
• Logistics North – working with Bolton to develop the site for a major industrial and distribution complex with associated industrial and warehousing space.
• Digital Village – a new development of 12 business units opposite the historic Ordsall Hall, beautifully mixing the old with the new.
• Soapworks – delivery of further phases of mixed-use floorspace to create a modern and dynamic centre for business, creativity and leisure.
Salford is located at the heart of the Greater Manchester conurbation, providing access to a large domestic market of almost 2.5 million people. The city sits at the hub of the transport network with the M602, M60, M61 and M62 motorways which are all within the city boundaries. There are also excellent rail and air links and the LRT Metrolink service supports Eccles and Salford Quays.
Salford itself currently has a population of 216,103 and Salford City Council aims to create an economically prosperous city that encourages investment, supports business development and enables people to achieve their full potential.
Already there is a strong business base, with over 7,000 businesses spanning the range of financial and professional services, manufacturing, engineering and service sector companies.
A further analysis of these businesses shows that approximately 79% of these businesses employ 10 people or less. The change in the structure of the national economy with the decline of the traditional heavy manufacturing industries has been mirrored in Salford and employment is becoming increasingly dominated by the service sector. The city is home to a number of key employment sectors, namely financial and professional services, healthcare, education, construction and the creative and manufacturing industries.
The site can be developed into a split height of 6 and 9 storeys. It can accommodate 125 units within the redline of the site.
The schedule of accommodation as it currently stands:
• All units meet with the new Design Space Standards
• All units are wheelchair accessible
• All apartments are serviced by fully maintained lifts
• All units have whole-house ventilation and sprinkler system protection
• High quality kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms fitted as standard
• Smart technology included as standard
• Private roof terrace access for all residents