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Second phase of Salford mixed-use development gets green light

Second phase of Salford mixed-use development gets green light

Salford City Council has granted planning permission for the second phase of the Middlewood Locks development, a brownfield site lying close to the River Irwell and Manchester city centre.

It has given developer Scarborough International Properties the green light to build four apartment blocks of up to ten storeys in height, containing a total of 546 flats.

These will be based around three large basins of the remnant of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, from which the development takes its name.

Chinese company BCEG has already been listed to oversee the construction work in phase one, which will see 571 apartments being constructed along with new commercial space. The first residents are due to move in during March 2018 and the retail and business element of the first phase will be finished by October 2018.

When completed, Middlewood Locks will contain more than 2,200 homes and over 900,000 sq ft of commercial space, with shops, offices, restaurants, a gym and a hotel.

Development director of Scarborough Paul Kelly said: "We are delighted to have secured planning permission for the second phase of Middlewood Locks.

"This is the result of a huge amount of hard work on the part of Salford City Council and our development team to create the best possible scheme.

"We can now look forward to delivering a substantial number of new homes and jobs to the region and help secure the wider generation."

The site is one of a number of locations in central Manchester and Salford that is being developed either commercially, residentially or as a mixed-use development.

Several new apartment blocks are in the construction stage at present on the Salford side of the Irwell, while across the river in Manchester work is now underway to build what will become the tallest building in the city, one of a cluster of four skyscrapers containing a total of 1,400 apartments.

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