31-storey tower plan for Salford’s Greengate

DAREN Whitaker, the developer behind several schemes in Ancoats, has lodged an application for two towers in the Greengate area of Salford.

It wants to build 497 apartments in 31 and 19-storey towers on a vacant plot bounded by Greengate, New Bridge Street, Gorton Street and the River Irwell.

The area sits between Trinity Way and the railway tracks which run out of Victoria Station.

Mr Whitaker has submitted the plans through a company called Pinnacle Developments (NW). Earlier in the year his Renaker Build firm bought the Royal Mills residential scheme from ING Real Estate.

Renaker’s sister company Paragon Developments is already on site converting two former mills, Paragon and Royal Mills, after securing £4.7m from a government fund designed to kickstart stalled schemes.

A 31-storey block would be one floor higher than City Tower in Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens, but 16 below the 47-storey Beetham Tower in the city.