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Application submitted for £35 million apartment project

Application submitted for £35 million apartment project

A planning application has been submitted for a new apartment tower in Salford, which if built would add to the rapidly changing skyline in the area.
 
Developer Forshaw Land & Property Group wants to build 183 apartments in the £35 million development. The 27-storey tower will be the tallest of three buildings on the site, which will also feature a cinema, gym and a shop. There will be one, two and three-bedroom flats. If planning permission is granted, construction work on the development will start in 2018, providing more construction jobs alongside the plethora of other projects in the city. 
 
It is the second project the Bolton-based developer has submitted a planning application for in Salford this year, having previously applied for permission for a £40 million development including three residential buildings in Worrall Street. 
 
Lichfields submitted the application on behalf of Forshaw and the associate director at the agency Nathan Matta said: “This is an underused brownfield site located in a highly sustainable urban area.
 
"The proposals fit in with the goal of transforming the Ordsall Riverside Corridor, and this gateway location means the development can become a landmark building on the Salford side of the River Irwell."
 
Salford is seeing a boom in apartment construction and living to match that of neighbouring Manchester, with the focus on three parts of the city. While one of these, Salford Quays, is partly tied in with the economic developments in the area including MediaCityUK, the Ordsall and central Salford areas are more focused on the proximity of Manchester city centre.
 
A number of new developments have emerged, are under construction or are planned in central Salford, the largest of which is the vast redevelopment of the Middlewood Locks site. Just across the Irwell from the Spinningfield business district, the brownfield site will contain 3,800 homes when finished, along with new commercial and leisure facilities. 
 
The two Forshaw projects will be located close to the western end of Manchester city centre, just across the Irwell from the Cornbrook district.

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