Sheppard Robson is the architect on the Chapel Wharf scheme which will contain 990 apartments.

Manchester-based developer Dandara has won planning approval for its 990-unit Chapel Wharf residential development in Salford.

The Sheppard Robson scheme will include a 40-storey glass tower and five other smaller blocks. Construction is due to start in late summer this year, with phase one expected to complete at the end of 2009.

The 4.4-acre site fronts the river Irwell and is next to the five-star Lowry hotel. Phase one, which has detailed consent, will include 552 apartments, and a further phase with outline consent will include 438 apartments.

Mike Neilson, managing director of Dandara North said: "Over recent years, Dandara has stepped up its development plan significantly and we are always looking to lead the way on delivering design led schemes which will create not only landmark buildings but also play a vital role in injecting sustainable development into our cities derelict brownfield sites."