Planning has been granted for Buttress’ second phase of the Chapel Street regeneration scheme in Salford, with the English Cities Fund (ECf).
Designed as modern terraces, the scheme comprises 36 new townhouses which sit adjacent to the neoclassical St Philips Church and the Georgian Square it fronts. The development has a purposefully restrained design and simple palette to respond to its setting, with one row redefining the corner of St Philips Place and the others enclosing a new landscaped courtyard behind the church. The whole scheme references its context and creates a high quality development that adds value to the particular urban setting.
The plans were submitted by ECf, which is delivering both the Chapel Street and New Bailey regeneration schemes, with work expected to begin in summer 2015 and likely to complete by the end of 2016.
Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: “The development is set to deliver 36 beautiful homes to the area, as part of an extensive and ongoing regeneration scheme, aiming to breathe new life into this area of the city. “After years of close work with Salford City Council and other partners, we’re delighted to have secured planning permission for this development and are committed to ensuring that this area of Salford gets the investment it deserves.”
Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, welcomed the development and said: “Salford Central is a prime location, as demonstrated by the demand for houses in the area, and I’m delighted to see more quality housing being planned which will regenerate the heart of our booming city.” Salford Central – a major 44 acre regeneration scheme – aims to transform a key area of the city.
It is being delivered by ECf – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) – through an active partnership with Salford City Council.