Salford City Council Reapproves Schemes Ahead Of New Local Plan
Salford City Council has deemed that a 55-storey residential skyscraper, the mixed-use redevelopment of Ralli Quays and 256 apartments in Eccles all meet its 15-year spatial strategy.
The authority’s planning committee met to reconsider schemes previously approved in order to ensure that they adhere to policies set out in Salford’s local plan, due to be adopted in January 2023.
One Heritage, One Albert Street and a mixed-use scheme at Ralli Quays were all reapproved, clearing the path for them to commence construction, subject to Section 106 agreements being signed, Place North West reported.
The local plan, which will run until 2037, is due to be approved at a full Salford City Council meeting on 18 January.
The 55-storey One Heritage Tower will be built on the corner of New Bridge Street in Salford’s Greengate district. Contractor Midgard has been appointed to build the 542-apartment project which, once complete, will be the tallest building in Salford at 173 metres high and the second-tallest in Greater Manchester behind Deansgate Square’s South Tower, which is 200 metres high.
Plans for the tower were first approved in 2020 and amended proposals were given the green light last October.
The 25-storey One Albert Street, designed by Jeffrey Bell Architects, will be built on the site of the former Vauxhall garage on the corner of Albert Street and Peel Street.
Silverlane Developments, which is also behind plans for a 23-storey scheme elsewhere in Eccles, won approval for the scheme in October and is now progressing plans for a development comprising a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and six townhouses.
Finally, Legal & General Investment Management wants to build a 280-bedroom hotel and a new 212K SF office next to the River Irwell in Salford. LGIM’s scheme will see the 80K SF Ralli Quays demolished and replaced with two new buildings.