Plan in for £365m Salford Cotton Quay scheme

Aaron Morby 1 month ago
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Developers Royalton Group and Frogmore have submitted plans for Salford’s Cotton Quay scheme.

The proposals have been designed by Studio Egret West, Carey Jones Chapman Tolcher and Studio Partington.

The ambitious mixed-use development, which has a construction value of £365m, will feature buildings of 37 storeys and 48 storeys, comprising four distinct quarters.

It will support an estimated 650 construction jobs during a 10-year programme.

The Manchester office of planning consultancy Lichfields has lodged a hybrid planning application with Salford City Council for the Pier 7 site.

This seeks full planning for 491 homes; 2,296 sq m of retail and, or commercial use, a hotel, and  multi-storey car park.

Outline permission is also being sought for 1,004 dwellings, a second hotel and 920 sq m of retail/commercial space.

Pier 7 site in Salford Quays

If approved, the development will see two existing buildings on the site – Laser House and Magnetic House – demolished while the existing Waterfront Quay road, running through the site, will be moved to the north.

Nathan Matta, planning director at Lichfields, said: “If approved, this scheme would create a new sustainable community introducing a much-needed mix of high-quality new homes; bespoke leisure and recreation provision; biodiversity enhancements; and opportunities to continue the areas rapid economic growth.”

The application is likely to be determined in the Spring of 2020.

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