New Salford residential scheme comprising 86 homes handed over

The Waterhouse

Bolton’s Forshaw Land & Property Group has taken on its new Salford residential scheme after DLA Architecture completed works and handed it over.

Located on the banks of the River Irwell, ‘The Waterhouse’ is an award winning new build scheme of 86 waterside homes that were all sold off-plan.

It provides a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments together with two-bedroom duplexes and two- and three-bed penthouses. On-site amenities include a gymnasium, residents’ lounge, large roof terrace, parking, and cycle storage.

DLA designed the nine-storey scheme in line with planning policy to promote a dense city fringe development with high quality affordable housing. It forms part of the wider regeneration of Ordsall Riverside with a development that responds well to its urban context with good access to the river and surrounding amenity.

Jonathan Knowles, director, and head of the Manchester office at DLA Architecture, said: “We are pleased to hand over this much anticipated scheme that reflects a strong sense of place through high quality, contemporary design that references the heritage of the site which was historically occupied by J and JM Worrall’s Dye works for over 150 years.

“We believe that The Waterhouse acts as a benchmark for future development in the area, through careful detailing and a considered choice of materials, as well as the subtle use of colour – the inset balconies are lined in green glazed bricks, echoing the dyed velvets produced and sold by the dye works.”

Lyndon Forshaw, Forshaw Land & Property Group managing director, said they worked with DLA Architecture to move the project forward after several setbacks for its deliverability and scale. He added: “We are proud to have delivered a sustainable development that sold out ahead of completion.”

DLA Architecture employs more than 80 architects, landscape architects, technologists, and graphic designers at offices in Manchester, Leeds and London.

It recently completed the redesign of the historic Shot Tower in Chester to deliver a 72-unit residential-led development for Manchester-based developer Whitecroft Group. It was also responsible for the award-winning Hackney Gardens development plan, a significant £21m project comprising community space and housing in London.