Plans tabled for phase two of £700m Middlewood Locks

A PLANNING application for phase two of the £700m Middlewood Locks development of 546 new homes in Salford has been submitted.

It has been tabled by FairBriar International which recently started work on the 24-acre site.

Scarborough Group, owned by the McCabe family, received outline consent from Salford City Council in March 2015, followed by detailed consent for phase one for around 571 homes in December.

Enabling works began in April this year and the first residents are expected to take occupancy in late 2018.

FairBriar International is a joint venture between Scarborough, Hualing Group, based in Urumqui, Xinjiang, in China, and Metro Holdings, a Singapore-listed property development and investment group.

The work is being carried by Beijing Construction and Engineering Group, the Chinese construction and engineering firm.

Middlewood Locks will ultimately provide around 2,215 new homes and more than 750,000sq ft of commercial development space, including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants, a convenience store and gym.

Paul Kelly, head of development of Scarborough, told Property Week: “This is another step in creating a reality of our vision for Middlewood Locks. This development is providing much needed homes and quality office space capable of attracting major organisations, all in an environment that recognises people come first.

“Work on site is progressing rapidly; you will be able to see buildings start to go up by later this year with people and businesses moving in as early as 2018.”

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