MSV pushes ahead with Salford homeless scheme
Mosscare St Vincent’s has lodged a planning application for a 42-apartment ‘move-on’ facility in Lower Broughton a year after agreeing a land deal for the project with the city council.
MSV’s six-storey development, to be built on land off St Simon Street, would provide accommodation and support for homeless people.
The developer’s scheme would comprise 40 one-bedroom apartments and two properties with two bedrooms.
Charity Mustard Tree is to occupy space on the ground floor and will provide support to residents through its Freedom Project, a 20-week course aimed at equipping people with the skills required to get a job.
JDA Architects is leading on design and WSP and DEP Landscape Architecture are also advising.
Located on the banks of the River Irwell next to the Riverside House student accommodation complex, the site is a former council depot previously used in connection with Blackfriars Housing Office.
Having been vacant for more than a decade, Mosscare St Vincent’s Housing Group approached Salford City Council with a view to buying the site.
The housing company’s acquisition of the site is dependent on obtaining planning permission for the project.