On behalf of English Cities Fund, the national planning consultancy has secured planning permission for a Grade A, BREEAM ‘Excellent’ development, which will provide around 24,000 sqm of B1 office floor space and 830 sqm of commercial ground floor space.
The building, designed by architects Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, is set to complement the recently completed One New Bailey development, which houses London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and restaurant Menagerie.
In addition, DPP has also achieved planning permission for four new apartment buildings in Salford, which through the English Cities Fund, will see the construction of 843 new units , a 33 storey tower, multi-storey car park and space on the ground floor for commercial units.
These changes are part of a broader planning exercise to update the Salford Central Masterplan for Zones A/C. The development, created by architect AHR, borders both the St Johns and Middlewood Locks developments.
DPP has been planning advisers to English Cities Fund, which is a partnership of Muse, Legal& General and HCA, on the Salford Central project for 10 years.
John Francis, director at DPP’s Manchester office, said: “We are delighted to have achieved planning permission for both of these projects for English Cities Fund.
“It’s an exciting time to be involved in the regeneration of Salford and these changes reflect the current market trends and the changing cityscape of the area”.
DPP’s Manchester office is currently working on a number of projects including a new town centre anchor for retail and leisure development in Rochdale Town Centre, a mixed use development at Sowerby Bridge and Ocean Park, a major new sea food orientated processing employment park in Fleetwood.