First look at Salford's Carpino Place townhouses
Plans for an upcoming scheme of townhouses in Salford have been brought to life with the release of new artist impressions.
Carpino Place, a high-spec development of 22 three-storey townhouses, forms the most recent stage in the Salford Central regeneration scheme being delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf),
The multi-million-pound scheme, which will be located on Oldfield Road off Chapel Street, follows on from the success of Timekeepers Square – a Georgian-style development, which sold out in September 2016 after just seven months – as well as the 97-home Vimto Gardens project, which went on the market in 2014.
An internal courtyard at the development will house parking spaces for each of the 22 homes, one of which will have four bedrooms, while the rest will have three. Other notable features include private rear gardens, rooftop terraces and patio areas. The project will also incorporate the restoration of the historic cobbled Wroe Street and South William Street.
The scheme, which is being delivered by ECf in conjunction with Salford City Council, has been designed to complement the surrounding area, enhancing the existing streetscape and strengthening the urban setting of Oldfield Road.
Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: “We’re thrilled to share the ‘first look’ at Carpino Place and look forward to hearing the response from house hunters. We’re sure that, along with the hugely successful Vimto Gardens and Timekeepers Square projects, Carpino Place will really add to the thriving community that’s already beginning to develop in the area.”
Construction work commenced at the site in January, with a number of members from ECf – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency – as well as local councillors, marking the occasion with an official sod-cutting ceremony.
Carpino Place is named after Archbishop Francesco Carpino who, in 1966 along with the then mayor of Salford, laid the foundation stone of The Stella Maris Seaman’s Mission, which previously occupied the site.
Salford city mayor Paul Dennett said: “Salford is growing at a rapid rate. The city is being transformed with desperately needed new homes for the community and the construction of them is creating jobs for local people. I look forward to visiting when they are finished and welcoming the first tenants into their brand new homes.”
When the work is finished, Salford Central – which is made up of two interdependent but distinct areas, Chapel Street and New Bailey – will create around 11,000 new jobs, 220,000 sq m of commercial space, 849 new homes and 390 hotel rooms.
The homes at Carpino Place, which were designed by Buttress Architects and are being built by John Turner Construction, are expected to go on sale in spring 2017.
Phil added: “It’s not often that you find such high-quality three and four-bedroom townhouses so close to the city centre, so we don’t expect it’ll take long for the homes to get snapped up. As such, we’d encourage prospective homeowners to register their interest as soon as possible so they don’t miss out!”