Council approves redevelopment of neighbouring sites on Manchester Ship Canal

Purcell Architects has won planning for two schemes in Salford that will deliver a total of 751 new homes on two neighbouring sites near Salford Quays.

The practice drew up proposals for the brownfield developments, between Ordsall Lane and the Manchester Ship Canal, for clients NW Build and Fortis Developments.

Both schemes feature clusters of buildings of between five and nine storeys, with commercial floorspace fronting Ordsall Lane, communal open space behind the frontages and car-parking at lower-ground-floor level.

Salford council’s planning committee approved the schemes – downscaled from original proposals for one 464-home development and a sister 460-home neighbour – both of which would have been up to 10 storeys tall – at their most recent meeting.


Ordsall Lane 2

Purcell Architecture’s Ordsall Lane proposals, approved by Salford City Council