Docklands could home 200 new apartments
ANOTHER 200 homes are being planned for Salford’s former docklands area.
The development of 188 apartments and eight townhouses is earmarked for Ordsall Lane on the existing site of city firm Selectric.
The development includes retail units and a communal landscaped piazza – and comes after 750 homes were recently given the go-ahead in the area.
Andrew Rae, of Fletcher-Rae, which has designed the proposed development, said: “It is predominantly planned in red brick, referencing the Victorian buildings in the area, with grey cladding incorporated on the top floors, a striking contrast to visually reduce the scale of the building.
“There’s two distinctive blocks and the spaces inbetween the two buildings have been carefully crafted to provide private terraces, as well as a hard and soft landscaped courtyard.”
Profits from the investment will enable Selectric, which makes plugs and sockets, to move to a purposebuilt business and manufacturing premises.
Chairman Jack Ellis, said: “Selectric operates out of two facilities in Salford. One is on the site that we’re proposing to redevelop into apartments and the other is nearby on Cow Lane. If this planning application is approved, we’ll be actively looking for a new location in Salford to co-locate these operations.”
The relocation of staff at both facilities will take place prior to the residential development starting.
Meanwhile, plans to build 750 homes in Orsdsall – which will include just two ‘affordable’ properties – have been given the green light. Salford mayor Paul Dennett had said the two projects don’t include ‘anywhere near as much affordable housing as is needed’
But that has not stopped the proposals for two riverside developments opposite each other being approved by councillors last week.
Mr Dennett said the projects were submitted before council guidance for developers changed.
The first scheme, opposite Quay 5, on Ordsall Lane, is being proposed by Fortis Developments Limited for 376 homes. Nearby on Fairbrother Street, NW Build is proposing to put up 375 homes – 366 flats, and nine town houses.
How the new homes could look