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New co-living tower and destination proposed for Salford

Our Manchester studio team has put forward a new proposal for a 36-storey tower and hospitality offering in Greengate, Salford.

Submitted on behalf of our client, Progressive Living Developments, the planning application outlines how the design will provide co-living homes and a hotel and seeks to convert eight railway arches into hospitality venues, cafés and bar areas.

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The first ten floors of the new Greengate tower would be dedicated to the hotel, containing 171 bedrooms alongside a reception, lounge and restaurant.

The upper 24 storeys of the building would contain 485 build-to-rent, co-living rooms, clustered around 135 apartments, with a variety of internal shared amenity spaces and a residents’ roof terrace on the 32nd storey.

Architect director, Mike Hitchmough explains: “It’s been fascinating to see the Greengate area develop over the last 15 years from BDP’s pioneering Abito scheme in 2007 into a mature and vibrant community.  The planning proposals have been carefully considered to present a new and exciting destination within Greengate and with the reactivation of the railway arches, the external space can become a place that draws people in and helps to grow the local economy.

“We want the residents of the co-living apartments to be able to form a close-knit community and feel pride in their surroundings. The occupiers of the units in the arches will be able to build on the foundations of the community and offer a variety of facilities to local people and visitors alike, whilst sharing a common aesthetic. We are excited to see these plans come to life.”

David Fairclough, director at Progressive Living Developments, said: “We have taken our time to design a scheme that will be an attractive, vibrant addition to the area, and our proposals were welcomed by those who attended the public consultation back in 2019.

“Greengate has seen huge investment over the past few years. It is transforming into a sought-after place to live, and we look forward to playing our part in its ongoing regeneration.”

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