Developer submits full planning application for 36-storey Greengate project

Plans for Gorton Street arches

Progressive Living Developments (PLD) has submitted a full planning application to Salford City Council for its Gorton Street site in Greengate.

Plans submitted for consideration propose a 36-storey tower which is set to provide 485 co-living units and a 171-bed lifestyle hotel.

The scheme also includes eight railway arches which will be repurposed to extend the choice of social and leisure spaces within the area and high quality public realm improvements to increase pedestrian and cyclist connectivity to the existing walkway along the River Irwell.

Contracts have been exchanged with Network Rail, the landowner, and it is hoped that work will start on site before the end of the year.

Located on the Salford/Manchester border, next to the LaSalle build to rent scheme at Greengate, the 0.42-acre site benefits from fantastic transport links due to its proximity to Victoria Station and the tram system, as well as being a stone’s throw from all that Manchester city centre has to offer.

PLD first unveiled plans for its proposed development in September 2019.

David Fairclough, director at Progressive Living Developments, said: “Reaching this latest milestone in the development of Gorton Street is a great achievement for everyone involved.

“It’s not been easy working through the pandemic, and we thank the whole team for working through this with us.

“We have taken our time to design a scheme that will be an attractive, vibrant addition to the area, and our proposals were welcomed by those who attended the public consultation back in 2019.”

He added: “Greengate has seen huge investment over the past few years, it is transforming into a sought after place to live, and we look forward to playing our part in its ongoing regeneration.”

The professional team working with PLD on the scheme include Artal, Turley, BDP, Renaissance, Novo, Exterior Architecture, GIA, Our Studio, Hann Tucker and Hydrock. Gateley and Hanover Law acted on legal services.