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Client Keepmoat
Status Planning permission granted. Under construction
LPA Salford City Council

Major housing regeneration project for Salford

The project

  • We were appointed by Keepmoat Homes, working in partnership with Salford City Council and Your Housing Group, to design and submit a planning application for the regeneration of a failing estate in central Salford.
  • Charlestown is one of the most disadvantaged wards in Greater Manchester, suffering from a wide range of social, economic and environmental disadvantages including poor housing, derelict land and buildings.
  • The 18ha site comprised vacant and derelict land, cleared former industrial premises and areas of incidental poorly maintained and underused open space. There was a primary school and community buildings on the southern edge of the site with an adjacent small park ‘Charlestown Park’.
  • Our Planning, Design and Strategic Communications services involved the local community and other key stakeholders from the earliest stages of design evolution.
  • The development scheme will deliver up to 430 new homes, predominantly 3 and 4-bedroom properties, 20% of which will be affordable, a Riverside linear park, improved Charlestown Park and significant new tree planting.
  • The first phase commenced in 2016.

Contribution to meeting UNSDGs

  • The development will significantly extend the quality and choice of housing within the neighbourhood, introducing more families into the area and broadening the demographic profile to create a more balanced community supporting and maintaining local services and facilities. It will improve the quality, attractiveness and safety of the urban environment and enhance the well-being of existing and new local residents by creating usable, attractive areas of open space and enhanced facilities for formal and informal recreation.
  • The comprehensive approach to improving social, economic and environmental conditions will reduce disadvantage and result in a more balanced and inclusive community.

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