Bid to progress stalled sites in Salford’s Greengate regeneration scheme
Salford City Council has chosen developers UK Land & Property, in conjunction with a national residential provider, to progress “stalled” development in part of Greengate.
The Greengate Regeneration Strategy was set out in May 2018, to transform the area into a new residential and commercial area with “exceptional” public spaces.
But two sites – the former Waterloo pub, which has stood empty since 1984, and King Street car park, both of which were awarded Brownfield Housing Fund Grant by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority earlier this year – are holding up the plans.
Salford City Council advertised for a developer partner earlier this year via an open call, to deliver high quality, housing-led development on the two sites and, following an evaluation process, will now enter into a conditional development agreement with UK Land & Property.
UK Land & Property will prepare a housing scheme in accordance with the Greengate Regeneration Strategy and Salford City Council’s planning policies to secure planning permission for the sites and support the council as it seeks to acquire the stalled sites within the area.
City Mayor, Paul Dennett, said: “Greengate is a major brownfield site which is developing into a vibrant new community right on the edge of the city centre, but it is a challenging area to develop because the land is owned by many different parties.
“UK Land & Property has a successful track record of delivering high quality housing-led development in similar urban locations and this agreement will help move towards realising the vision for Greengate through the redevelopment of these brownfield sites.”