Work starts on Greenhaus

The development has been designed with the view to meeting Passivhaus accreditation.

Passivhaus apartment development in Salford

Work has begun on the construction of Greenhaus, a 96-apartment development on Salford’s Chapel Street.

Key to the scheme is a focus on sustainability and the development has been designed with the view to meeting Passivhaus accreditation, which aims to reduce properties’ energy consumption by around 90% compared to traditional housing stock. It also includes new public Electric Vehicle parking spaces, public square, and greatly enhanced landscaping.

The nine-storey scheme has been designed for the English Cities Fund and will be operated by registered provider Salix Homes. 100% of the one- and two-bedroom apartments are earmarked as affordable.

The development will complete the residential jigsaw along Chapel Street and follows a number of residential schemes Buttress has delivered for ECF as part of the Salford Central masterplan, including Atelier, Valette Square, Carpino Place, and the multi-award winning, Timekeepers Square.

Alison Haigh, Associate at Buttress, said: “Over the past few years, we have watched as the Salford Central area has grown and developed, establishing itself as a diverse and vibrant community. This scheme will contribute to the ongoing and successful regeneration of the area by bringing affordable and sustainable, high-quality homes.”

Eric Wright is contractor for the project, which is expected to take two years to complete.