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Salfords Tallest Ready To Rise

Soon to rise above the scaffolding in Salford is a new collection of tall buildings that have been approved for the former Canopus site that overlooks the River Irwell.

Formerly owned by infamous developer BSC, the site has been purchased by Pinnacle Developments who have secured planning permission for a cluster of buildings of 12, 13, 21 and 31 storeys in height with a total of 497 new apartments. Renamed One Greengate, In addition there will be 543 square metres of commercial space, plus 248 basement parking spaces for cars and 200 for bicycles.

Designed by OMI Architects, the buildings are set around a single courtyard with the entrances to each easily accessible from them. Exterior space is provided in the form of both recessed balconies and projecting balconies depending on the elevation in question.

The shorter buildings feature heavy amounts of dark brickwork, although the height of the taller ones mean this is precluded for technical reasons. Instead the taller buildings will have an upper metallic cladding, with the projecting balconies giving it an 8-bit look thanks to their dot matrix patterning.

Work has already begun on site with the erection of two tower cranes and the structure now rising above the completed basement slab. Within a matter of weeks it should be an increasingly prominent sight on the Manchester skyline.

Once complete the 31 storey building will stand at a height of 88.5 metres above ground level making it the tallest building in Salford, but only the sixth tallest in Greater Manchester.
One Greengate, Salford
One Greengate, Salford