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Name revealed for next stage of Salford regeneration programme

The name of a new scheme of townhouses in Salford has been unveiled, as regeneration in the Chapel Street area by English Cities Fund (ECf) continues to move forward.

Carpino Place, located on Oldfield Road off Chapel Street, will comprise 22 three-storey townhouses, one of which will be a four-bedroom home, while the rest will have three bedrooms.

The multi-million-pound project follows on from the success of Timekeepers Square, a Georgian-style development located behind Chapel Street, which sold out in just seven months, as well as the 97-home Vimto Gardens scheme.

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.

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: “We’re delighted to announce the next piece of the jigsaw in the comprehensive Chapel Street regeneration scheme. The townhouses are in keeping with the traditional Victorian terraces found in the area, but also complement the modern Vimto Gardens, which sits alongside. We’re looking forward to seeing the plans come to life as we continue to enhance the urban landscape of Salford.”

An internal courtyard will house parking spaces for each of the 22 homes. Other 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.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “This is a well-thought-out development which pays tribute to the heritage of the area while providing modern housing in a fantastic location. It’s good to see Chapel Street coming back to life with new people and businesses moving in to the city of Salford’s historic heart.”

Phil continued: “We’re sure Carpino Place will be a welcome addition to the community of Salford and we expect there to be high demand for the homes. Premium houses with high-quality fixtures and fittings – not to mention outdoor space and designated parking – are a rarity so close to the city centre. There are also a growing number of amenities on the doorstop, with the area becoming a popular place to live and work.

“As such, we’d encourage prospective homeowners to register their interest as soon as possible – especially considering the sales success of Vimto Gardens and Timekeepers Square.”

ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency. Carpino Place marks the most recent stage in the ECf’s Salford Central regeneration scheme, which aims to breathe new life into the Chapel Street and New Bailey areas of the city.

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.

Construction is set to commence at Carpino Place in January 2017, with an expected completion date of early 2018. John Turner Construction has been appointed as the contractor for the scheme, which has been designed by Buttress Architects.

It is anticipated that the units will go on sale in spring.

For more information about Carpino Place, please register by emailing or calling 0161 989 0158.