Plans submitted for 274 new homes in Ordsall, Salford

Plans have been submitted to build 274 new residences on two cleared plots of land at Robert Hall Street and West Park Street in Ordsall, Salford.

Aerial view of housing scheme. The project is an an urban area and formed mainly in U-shaped blocks.
Aerial view taken from Phoebe Street and the Park at Tatton Street Ordsall Salford - Credit: Our Studio

Over 40% of the homes are being offered as affordable and aim to address the urgent need for housing whilst also enhancing the overall appeal of the neighbourhood by improving connectivity and a range of public green spaces.  The development is set to include a range of tenure blind, homes incorporating two-to-four-bedroomed townhouses and one-and-two-bedroomed apartments ensuring that a diverse range of residents can benefit from this scheme.  To support carbon emission targets the home designs will also be delivered to meet the ‘Salford Standard’, which exceeds the Future Homes standard and features a fabric-first approach supported with renewable technology. 

The submission of the plans followed a consultation and the consideration of comments from the public which took place in September at St Clement's Church.    

Buttress and Identity Consult are working on behalf of their client, Salford City Council and its local housing company Derive. The scheme is being project managed by Identity Consult, who were appointed by Salford City Council to lead the development last April. Identity Consult is also providing Quantity Surveying and Principal Designer services for the scheme and IC Planning prepared the planning application. 

Housing block on the corner of Phoebe Street and Robert Street. Street view.
Street view of Robert Hall Street and the proposed Clements Way. Two blocks of housing. On the right hand side is a square block of housing with more traditional roof top housing on the left hand side.

Images credit: Our Studio

Ben Tabiner from Buttress Architects commented,

“Our designs focus on several elements, creating great community connections, using a blend of townhouses and apartments with over 40% being affordable homes, sustainable homes that will help with the cost-of-living crisis, establishing a range of public green spaces and making sure that the community is pleased with the design.”

Councillor Tracy Kelly, Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing, Property and Regeneration at Salford City Council said:

“I’d like to thank our partners for their hard work on this scheme that still has to go to the planning panel for full decision.

“Affordable homes are desperately needed in our city, and we currently have almost 5,000 people on our housing waiting lists. We are continuing to push forward with local solutions against the backdrop of a national cost-of-living and housing crisis.”

Alex Atkinson, Director of Identity Consult commented,

“Identity Consult is delighted to be progressing another scheme on behalf of the Council which builds on the lessons learnt from our previous schemes, focusing on a fabric-first approach which critically, requires consistency across all new homes whilst requiring contractors to exceed Future Homes Standards. We are pleased to be part of the team bringing forward more much-needed affordable housing in Salford which will offer its residents a fantastic standard of living and reduced energy costs.”

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