Time for Salford's next residential development to be unveiled
The next phase of the Salford Central regeneration scheme – a 36-home townhouse development – is to be called Timekeepers Square, it has been revealed.
Named due to its proximity to a number of clock faces, including those at St Philip’s Church, Timekeepers Square will deliver 36 townhouses to the city centre in a Georgian-style development in keeping with the conservation area off Chapel Street.
Plans for the development were approved in March. Construction begins in September with the homes due to be available for purchase in 2016.
Already an award winner, Timekeepers Square won best unbuilt project in the Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2015, thanks to the development’s classic architectural style.
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. It has already delivered a new hotel, multi-storey car park, a 125,000 sq ft office building – One New Bailey, under construction and due to be completed in May 2016) and the Vimto Gardens mixed use development on Chapel Street. The 44-acre regeneration scheme is being delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf) – a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) – through an active partnership with Salford City Council.
Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: “The city of Salford is benefitting enormously from the changes being brought about by the ongoing regeneration scheme. A key part of this is offering more housing; Vimto Gardens sold out entirely off-plan after it was launched last July and there was a huge demand for the 14 townhouses within the development. Timekeepers Square will offer a mixture of two, three and four-bedroomed townhouses with gardens and parking – a hugely desirable entity in city centre living.”
The development, designed by Buttress Architects, has been composed with the area’s Georgian heritage in mind. Situated within a conservation zone just off Chapel Street, Timekeepers Square is visually sympathetic to the existing buildings in the area and promises to be a quality, contemporary example of city centre residential design. The 36 houses will be split into six blocks, with a centralised courtyard. Each home will benefit from:
• A private garden and / or roof terrace
• Full height windows, some with a Juliet balcony, making for light and airy rooms
• Top quality fixtures and fittings
• Black zinc roofs
• Yorkshire stone paving and landscaping.A pedestrianised walkway to the south of the development will offer residents and passers-by a quiet area, sheltered from the bustle of Chapel Street.
Salford City Mayor, Ian Stewart, said: “This 36 townhouse development is another welcome addition to the city.
“Billions of pounds of regeneration is taking place – with even more planned – creating new jobs and great places for people to live, work and enjoy.”
For more information, please visit www.timekeeperssquare.co.uk, or follow the development on Twitter at @timekeeperssq.
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