DPP have secured planning consent for a 96-apartment block on Salford’s Chapel Street which will be 100% affordable and forms the latest element of the £1bn Salford Central masterplan.
Registered provider Salix has been selected as the preferred party to manage the nine-storey development. The scheme, known as Greenhaus, will see the proportion of affordable homes within the 50-acre masterplan rise to 25%, according to ECF, a consortium made up of Muse Developments, Homes England and Legal & General.
Designed by Buttress, Greenhaus meets Passivhaus standards and reflects the site’s position adjacent to the Listed Salford Cathedral and Conservation Area. The scheme provides active frontages at ground level to reinvigorate the streetscene and also includes a large area of public realm to allow for views across to the Cathedral.
This consent is the latest residential scheme to be submitted for the Salford Central Masterplan and will complete the residential jigsaw along Chapel Street. It follows the adjacent Atelier scheme which is due to complete this year.
DPP has been providing strategic planning advice to the English Cities Fund for the Salford Central Masterplan since 2006 and has been instrumental in evolving the original vision into a viable and deliverable planning permission.
Maggie Grogan, senior development manager at The English Cities Fund, said:
As a responsible business, we’re leading the charge and are committed to developing innovative ways we can deliver regeneration more sustainably and do our bit to tackle the climate crisis. So, to be able to deliver sustainable and affordable homes in the heart of Salford, is testament to the hard work, tenacity and progressive thinking of everyone involved. We believe that we’re continuing to add to this diverse place through our work repurposing key parts of the city in partnership, by delivering choice and amenities, driving investment, while providing opportunities, all to directly benefit Salford community.
Speaking about the consent, Associate Director, Kayleigh Dixon said:
We are pleased to be involved in a scheme which will provide much needed affordable housing in the heart of Salford. We are also proud to be able to continue to feed into the regeneration of this part of Salford and look forward to seeing the completion of the residential phase of Chapel Street.