Plans unveiled for 41-storey co-living tower in historic area of Salford - what we know so far

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The proposal is for 568 studios of co-living accommodation. 

Plans for a 41-storey tower in a historic area of Salford have been submitted.

The proposal is for 568 studios of co-living accommodation. It will mean the demolition of existing building near the railway arches on Gorton Street, Greengate and improvements to public realm.

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The plans have been tabled by the agent Turley on behalf of applicant PL North Bridge, based in Bolton. The area in the Blackfriars and Trinity area of Salford is a slim one-acre plot of land currently used as a surface level car park. It is near the Grade II-listed former Manchester Parcel Post Office and the AO Arena and Manchester’s Victoria Station complex.

A heritage statement presented by Manchester-based Turley describes the site as being in the ‘historical town of Salford’, which grew out of the medieval period when Henry III granted the right to hold a market. Turley also says the plan would ‘comply with the aims and objectives of Salford city council’s Greengate Regeneration Strategy and would ‘offer significant improvements to Greengate’s public realm’.

The development would also include a link between Greengate Park and the walkway by the River Irwell. Turley also argues that the development would deliver ‘a range of economic, social and environmental benefits’.

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