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New 29-Story Apartment Block Could Be Built in Salford

The 29-story apartment block is proposed to offer 290 apartment units.
The 29-story apartment block is proposed to offer 290 apartment units.
24 April 2020 | Salford, United Kingdom

Plans have been revealed for a new 29-story tower on Salford Quays.

Developers Cole Waterhouse has submitted new designs for a luxury apartment block at Anchorage, which they hope will be a landmark building in the district.

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Salford council’s planning panel approved the outline application for Anchorage Gateway in 2019 in a scheme that would see the creation of 290 apartments.

Now developers have provided more detail.  

They’ve removed some of the commercial space that was included in the original application to make more room for residential facilities, including two shared residential landscaped terraces and rooftop penthouse apartments.

Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood said: “We are pleased to present this new application, which sees a reduction of commercial space in favor of more amenities for residents, including terraces, and penthouse apartments.

"We know that there is a huge appetite for well-built, quality homes at the right price in this area, and this development will be a key scheme in the ongoing regeneration of Salford.

“Anchorage Gateway is in a great location between MediaCityUK, Exchange Quay, and Trafford Park, and easily within reach of both Salford and Manchester city centers. It will provide a distinctive focal point at the entrance to Salford Quays and will be at the center of a vibrant new community.”

The original planning application said that there would be no affordable housing included within the scheme as it sits in a high-value area.

But it did say that they plan to pay more than £1 million (US$1.2 million) in "section 106" money that would go towards local projects, including funding more Metrolink services.

The site in the eastern corner of Anchorage Quay currently includes an empty office building.

In papers accompanying the previous "outline" application, developers said they want their scheme to attract a "variety of ages and cultural backgrounds" and say the homes, which would largely be one and two-bedroom flats, would suit graduates, young couples and families.

For more on this story, go to Manchester Evening News.