The part Chinese and Singaporean funded scheme is being built by Beijing Construction and Engineering Group

Middlewood Locks phase 2

The second phase of the £1bn Middlewood Locks development in Salford has won planning.

The 24.5 acre scheme is being delivered by joint venture partners Scarborough International Properties, Hong Kong- listed Top Spring International Holdings and Singapore-listed Metro Holdings.

Designed by architect WCEC Group, the second phase consists of four buildings rising up to 10 storeys in height housing 546 apartments, as well as public space, located around the three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal which connect to the River Irwell.

The first phase of the scheme is well underway and due to complete in October 2018. It includes 571 new homes and the first residents are due to start moving in in March 2018.

In total the development is expected to provide 2,215 new homes and 900,000 sq ft of commercial space including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants, a convenience store and gym.

Chinese construction and engineering firm Beijing Construction and Engineering Group (BCEGI) was appointed as the preferred contractor on the development in October last year.

Paul Kelly, development director at Scarborough, 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 of Salford and Greater Manchester.”