Council launches search for Greengate development partner

Plans for Gorton Street arches

Salford City Council is looking for a development partner to provide a high quality, housing-led development in Greengate.

The council has launched a selection process with the aim of appointing a partner by the end of the year.

Greengate sits in the heart of city centre Salford and is experiencing a phase of development activity and growth.

Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said: “The Greengate Regeneration Strategy (GRS), adopted in May 2018, provides an updated vision for the area to become a dynamic residential and commercial place with an exceptional public realm.

“It is planned that the scheme will deliver high rise residential development on a number of sites at this city centre location. Developers now have the chance to enter the selection process to apply for this unique opportunity.”

He added: “As set out with our planning policy, we also require developers to provide social value, such as apprenticeships and training opportunities, and using Salford-based companies where possible.

“The aim is that local people and businesses will benefit from the growth that is happening in our city. This is an exciting time to be in Salford.”

Developers have until September 27, 2021, to apply for the opportunity.

The successful developer partner will enter into a development agreement with Salford City Council and prepare a scheme in accordance with the Greengate Regeneration Strategy and SCC Planning Policy to secure planning permission for the sites, and support the council as it seeks to acquire the stalled sites within the area.

The council will also continue to work with the successful applicant, so that the consented schemes may be completed to an agreed programme.

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