Salford City Council approves up to 1,000 homes as part of 25-acre neighbourhood

Salford City Council has approved the final, 1,000-home phase of a £1bn regeneration project.

The council’s planning committee yesterday granted outline planning consent for the Middlewood Locks scheme.

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The Middlewood Locks scheme will deliver around 2,000 homes

The project, which when complete will consist of around 2,000 homes, is being developed by Fairbriar Developments; a joint venture formed by Scarborough Group International (SGI), Chinese conglomerate the Hualing Group, and Singapore-based Metro Holdings.

Planners granted approval for four remaining undeveloped plots, for up to 1,000 homes in towers up to 25 storeys in height, along with 93,000 sq m of office space, commercial space, bars, infrastructure and car parking.

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The first two phases of the project, delivering 1,117 apartments has already been complete and the owns occupied, whereas work is underway on 189 apartments and three and four bedroom-town houses in the projects third phase.

Paul Kelly, group director at SGI, said: “This updated masterplan delivers against the increasing demand for city living as well as high quality commercial accommodation with a strong balance of public realm and amenity. We have and continue to work closely with Salford City Council and other key stakeholders to provide a highly sustainable environment that is accessible to all.”