Location Northwest | Crescent partnership eyes 2022 start for Salford Rise

Salford Rise is an important part of the £ 2.5bn broader master plan Credit: via Roland Dransfield PR

Dan Whelan

The almost five-hectare podium, which aims to free up sites for redevelopment and better connecting areas within the 240-hectare master plan, has received £ 13.17 million. from the government’s Leveling Up Fund.

Salford Rise is one of the first projects to emerge under the 2.5 billion master plan. pounds and is seen as an important part of the infrastructure to enable future phases.

Salford City Council and the University of Salford designated the English Cities Fund as a development partner for the Crescent Master Plan earlier this year.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett described the Salford Rise project as “an ambitious infrastructure and public project that will promote inclusivity and really start helping to elevate Salford”.

The scheme will see an 11-meter-wide podium erected across Frederick Road, with the aim of removing a “significant barrier to movement” within the master plan area and creating a 15-minute block.

The English Cities Fund is preparing a planning application for the project and aims, after planning approval, to be on site with the project in the first half of 2022.

The Salford Rise project team consists of Make Architects, Cundall as a civil engineer and Planit-IE as a landscape architect.

The wider 240-acre Crescent master plan aims to deliver 3,000 homes, more than 1m sq ft of innovation space, 1m sq ft of offices, retail, leisure and a new multimodal transportation hub.

Maggie Grogan, Senior Development Supervisor at ECF, said: “This strong partnership with the ECF, the Council and the University of Salford is completely committed to delivering a unique brand of transformative and sustainable regeneration that connects people seamlessly with the place, creating opportunities for all, with prosperity and well-being at the center. ”

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