Salford Set For Latest Skyscraper
Plans have been submitted for what would be the latest skyscraper on the Salford skyline, adding to the plethora of new tall buildings on the Greater Manchester skyline.
Developer Renaker Build has submitted plans for a second residential skyscraper at Greengate, featuring 444 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and 7,000 sq ft of ground floor commercial space in 42 storeys, all of which would be situated next to the existing 52-storey tower.
If approved, construction of the 160 m (525 ft) skyscraper will begin in January next year.
The tower has been designed by Denton Corker Marshall and would add to the growing Greengate Cluster, located between Trinity Way, Collier Street and Boond Street. The site lies just across the River Irwell from Manchester Victoria Station, ensuring good transport links via rail and tram.
It will mean more flat lifting slings being required by crane operators as they list the various materials into place build the tower, which will have a brick-clad podium and a façade of glazed and solid aluminium panels.
Salford’s construction boom is part of a wider pattern across central and inner areas of Greater Manchester, which have seen numerous tall buildings and other significant developments rising up across the core of the conurbation.
Other major developments in Salford include the expansion of Media City in the docklands and a number of other developments just across the river from Manchester City Centre, most notably the Middlewood Locks mixed-use development.
Scarborough International, which is developing Middlewood Locks submitted a planning application in July for the next phase of the masterplan. This would feature 659 apartments in two blocks, one ranging from 28 to ten storeys and the other from 32 to 11 storeys.
When completed, the Middlewood Locks area will offer 2,215 new homes and 900,000 sq ft of commercial space.
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