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Chapman Taylor designs environmentally sustainable Salford homes

Anchorage Quay, Salford - street view (Chapman Taylor)

Work is due to start in early 2021 on a major environmentally sustainable residential scheme in Salford which will deliver 290 new apartments in Greater Manchester.

Salford City Council has granted reserved matters planning permission for Anchorage Gateway, a 29 storey building, designed by architects Chapman Taylor and submitted by developer Cole Waterhouse.

The design includes outdoor spaces and a rooftop garden for residents with dramatic views over Salford Quays and the Manchester skyline.

The L-shaped building footprint maximises the opportunity for active street frontage, helping foster a vibrant street scene and improving the pedestrian experience for workers, residents and visitors using the nearby Metrolink tram stop.

Cole Waterhouse CEO, Damian Flood said:

'We are committed to building quality homes for the people of Salford and have been working closely with the Council throughout the determination period to refine our plans and ensure that the building and landscaping meets the changing needs of the local market and future occupiers. We undertook a number of revisions to the design to reduce the amount of commercial space in favour of delivering as much outside amenity space as possible and the city-wide views from the rooftop sun terrace will be hard to beat.'

Chapman Taylor Director Michael Swiszczowski added:

'Anchorage Gateway will host a dynamic and well-supported Build-to-Rent community, providing much-needed high-quality residential and amenity space in a landmark building which will be an elegant addition to Manchester's rapidly evolving skyline.'

As part of its commitment to the area, Cole Waterhouse will pay a total of £13m towards local projects, including improvements to Ordsall Park, Monmouth Park and Montford Street Park and access or infrastructure works at Weaste Cemetery. Funds are also earmarked for improvement works within Salford Quays/Broadway and/or Irwell River Park, while applicants will also be funding a residents-only parking permit scheme along designated streets north of Broadway.

The delivery team includes WSP/Indigo Planning, structural engineers Renaissance, M&E contractors Novo, landscape architects Exterior Architecture and project managers/quantity surveyors Henry Riley, with legal advice from Ward Hadaway.

Anchorage Gateway is the latest development in Chapman Taylor's growing residential portfolio across the UK, which has seen several schemes already handed over and fully occupied.

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