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Salford's Timekeepers Square opens for sales

Timekeepers Square

English Cities Fund (ECf)’s next residential development, as part of its Salford Central regeneration scheme, is set to launch to the market.

Young professionals, first-time buyers and families are gearing up to get a taster of Timekeepers Square located behind Salford’s Chapel Street, as the first of its 36 Georgian-style townhouses are launched.

Timekeepers Square’s first phase – which comprises three-bedroom homes with roof terraces – will be available to buy off-plan from Friday 5 February. The remaining properties, which include two- and four-bedroom units, will be launched at a later date.

The scheme, which is being developed by ECf in conjunction with Salford City Council, is located behind St Philip’s Church and across the road from Vimto Gardens. It follows on from Vimto Gardens’ launch in 2014, which saw all 97 homes sold and completed within 12 months. ECf is a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency.

Hollie Reynolds, residential sales and marketing manager at English Cities fund (ECf), said: “With Timekeepers Square having been so highly anticipated for such a long time, it’s really exciting to be able to now unveil the development to prospective homeowners. All 36 properties have been designed with the buyer in mind – with exceptionally high-spec interiors and a central location, they really are a great place to make roots.

“If the success of Vimto Gardens is anything to go by, we don’t expect Timekeepers Square to be on the market for long!”

The launch event will be a celebration of all things Salford. It will see people enjoying locally-supplied afternoon tea and drinks, while entertainment will be provided by the Manchester String Quartet, who will be playing a medley of classic pop songs with their own unique twist.

Named due to its proximity to a number of clock faces, including those at Grade II-listed St Philip’s Church, Timekeepers Square will deliver luxury, stylish properties that are in keeping with the conservation area off Chapel Street.

Winner of best unbuilt project in the Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2015, Timekeepers Square is the next stage in the Salford Central regeneration scheme, which aims to breathe new life into the Chapel Street and New Bailey areas of the city.

When completed, 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.

It is anticipated that the first homes will be ready to move in to in early 2017.