Reserved matters planning permission granted for Anchorage Gateway residential development in Manchester

Salford City Council has granted reserved matters planning permission for Anchorage Gateway, a major residential scheme which will deliver up to 290 new apartments in Salford Quays, Greater Manchester.

The application for the 23,285m², 29-storey building, designed by architects Chapman Taylor, was submitted in April by Anchorage Gateway developer Cole Waterhouse.

Salford City Council unanimously approved plans for Anchorage Gateway in November last year. In addition to the existing outline plan, the newly approved design comprises 29 storeys, made up of ground, mezzanine and 27 levels of residential accommodation offering 290 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The design creates 372m² of commercial space, two shared residential landscaped terraces on both the mezzanine and level 19, a feature ground floor staircase and rooftop penthouse apartments that have extensive private terraces.

The regular, elegant form of the plan steps in its massing at the 20th storey, with the slimmer plane extending to the top. Each building "blade" is topped by an architectural “crown”, within which external terraces will provide pleasant outdoor spaces for the warmer months, including a residents’ rooftop garden with dramatic views over Salford Quays and the Manchester skyline.

The L-shaped building footprint maximises the opportunity for active street frontage, helping to foster a vibrant scene at street level. This will help improve the pedestrian experience of the site, which is used by workers, residents and visitors due to the nearby Metrolink tram stop.

Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood says: “We are delighted to have received reserved matters planning permission for our proposals, which will provide more amenities for residents, including terraces and penthouse apartments. We know that there is a huge appetite for well-built, quality homes at the right price in this area, and this development will be a key scheme in the ongoing regeneration of Salford.

“Anchorage Gateway is in a great location between MediaCityUK, Exchange Quay and Trafford Park and easily within reach of both Salford and Manchester city centres. It will provide a distinctive focal point at the entrance to Salford Quays and will be at the centre of a vibrant new community.”

Chapman Taylor Director Michael Swiszczowski adds: “Anchorage Gateway will host a dynamic and well-supported residential community, providing much-needed, high-quality residential and amenity space in an attractive landmark building. Chapman Taylor and Cole Waterhouse are delighted that permission has been granted for this elegant and well-considered design, and we look forward to seeing our design being realised on site in the near future.”

As part of its commitment to the area, Cole Waterhouse will pay a total of £1.3m towards local projects, including improvements to Ordsall Park, Monmouth Park and Montford Street Park and access or infrastructure works at Weaste Cemetery. Funds are also earmarked for improvement works within Salford Quays/Broadway and/or Irwell River Park, while the applicants will also be funding a residents-only parking permit scheme along designated streets north of Broadway.

The delivery team includes WSP|Indigo Planning, structural engineers Renaissance, M&E contractors Novo, landscape architects Exterior Architecture and project managers/quantity surveyors Henry Riley.

Anchorage Gateway is the latest development in Chapman Taylor's growing residential portfolio across the UK, which has seen several schemes already handed over and fully occupied. We also have thousands more homes under construction, with many more in the pipeline.

Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood says: “We are delighted to have received reserved matters planning permission for our proposals, which will provide more amenities for residents, including terraces and penthouse apartments. We know that there is a huge appetite for well-built, quality homes at the right price in this area, and this development will be a key scheme in the ongoing regeneration of Salford.

“Anchorage Gateway is in a great location between MediaCityUK, Exchange Quay and Trafford Park and easily within reach of both Salford and Manchester city centres. It will provide a distinctive focal point at the entrance to Salford Quays and will be at the centre of a vibrant new community.”

The L-shaped building footprint maximises the opportunity for active street frontage, helping to foster a vibrant scene at street level. This will help improve the pedestrian experience of the site, which is used by workers, residents and visitors due to the nearby Metrolink tram stop. The development also provides cycle storage facilities and a convenience store for the benefit of Anchorage Gateway residents and people from the wider area.

Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood says: “We are committed to building quality homes for the people of Salford and have been working closely with the Council throughout the determination period to refine our plans and ensure that the building and landscaping meets the changing needs of the local market and future occupiers.

"We undertook a number of revisions to the design to reduce the amount of commercial space in favour of delivering as much outside amenity space as possible and the city-wide views from the rooftop sun terrace will be hard to beat.”

Chapman Taylor Director Michael Swiszczowski adds: “Anchorage Gateway will host a dynamic and well-supported residential community, providing much-needed, high-quality residential and amenity space in an attractive landmark building. Chapman Taylor and Cole Waterhouse are delighted that permission has been granted for this elegant and well-considered design, and we look forward to seeing our design being realised on site in the near future.”

As part of its commitment to the area, Cole Waterhouse will pay a total of £1.3m towards local projects, including improvements to Ordsall Park, Monmouth Park and Montford Street Park and access or infrastructure works at Weaste Cemetery. Funds are also earmarked for improvement works within Salford Quays/Broadway and/or Irwell River Park, while the applicants will also be funding a residents-only parking permit scheme along designated streets north of Broadway.

The delivery team includes WSP|Indigo Planning, structural engineers Renaissance, M&E contractors Novo, landscape architects Exterior Architecture and project managers/quantity surveyors Henry Riley.

Anchorage Gateway is the latest development in Chapman Taylor's growing residential portfolio across the UK, which has seen several schemes already handed over and fully occupied. We also have thousands more homes under construction, with many more in the pipeline.

Michael Swiszczowski (BA(Hons), MArch, ADPPA, ARB, RIBA)

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Michael joined Chapman Taylor in 2016 to strengthen the practice’s residential expertise. A key member of the Manchester studio’s management team, Michael has a business development remit for the residential sector across the UK business.

He has experience working on award-winning residential projects with a particular focus on build-to-rent, student accommodation and modular construction.

He is a RIBA-elected member of the Regional Council for RIBA North West.

Areas of expertise:

Residential / Build-to-Rent / Student Accommodation / Hotels

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