Green light for Salford Rise

Consent has been secured for the five-acre podium over Frederick Road, intended to unlock Crescent development sites. The panel also resolved to approve two student accommodation schemes in the same area.

Salford Rise

The podium would be 50 meters wide and 90 meters long. Credit: via ECF

developer: English Cities Fund

Design team: Make Architects and Planit IE

Scheduler: CBRE

Salford Rise is a near five-acre podium to be constructed over Frederick Road to unlock development potential within the £2.5bn Crescent masterplan.

The project will see an 11-metre-wide, 90-metre-long podium constructed. The scheme is aimed at removing a “significant barrier to movement” within the 250-acre masterplan area and turning the area into a 15-minute neighborhood.

The infrastructure/public realm project will be funded by £13m received from the government’s Leveling Up Fund.

Cheltenham Place

Leach Rhodes Walker designed the scheme. Credit: via planning documents

developer: x1

Architect: Leach RhodesWalker

Scheduler: Zerum

The developer wants to build a 10-to-15-storey student accommodation block on the corner of Frederick Road and Cheltenham Street, close to Salford University. X1 proposes 353 studio apartments on a site currently used as a car wash.

A report by Knight Frank looking into the need for student accommodation in Salford found that X1’s scheme would help to address a shortage of purpose-built accommodation for students, giving them an alternative to houses in multiple occupations.

There are currently four students per available purpose-built bed space in Salford, the report said.

The site falls just outside of the 250-acre Salford Crescent masterplan, being delivered by English Cities Fund in partnership with Salford City Council and Salford University.

The project team includes Savills as client advisor, Turley as heritage consultant, Tace as M&E engineer and DEP Landscape Architectural. Clancy, BB7, Mosodi, RBA Acoustics and Penny Anderson Consulting are also advising X1 on the project.

Other X1 developments include the 191-apartment The Gateway on Trafford Road and Manchester Waters, comprising almost 750 flats across five buildings fronting the Manchester Ship Canal.

The plans were voted through by five votes to three.


Plans for the scheme were first lodged in 2019. Credit: via planning documents

developer: Team Quest International

Architect: AHR Architects

Scheduler: lichfields

The developer proposes demolishing former industrial buildings close to the proposed Salford Rise and creating a part five-, part-six-storey student scheme.

Located at the junction of Broughton Road East, Seaford Road and Frederick Road, Team Quest International’s development would feature 148 cluster flats, providing a total of 412 beds.

Six committee members voted in favour, with two abstentions.

On the neighboring 5.3-acre former British Vita site, Renaker subsidiary Kellen Homes and landowner Rock & Co are seeking consent to demolish vacant factory buildings and construct 96 one- and two-bedroom apartments and 72 two- and three-bedroom houses.

As with the X1 scheme, the panel resolved to approve subject to completion of legal agreements.

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