Cole Waterhouse gets approval for Anchorage Gateway scheme

19 October 2020 (Last Updated October 19th, 2020 09:42)

The planning committee of Salford City Council in the UK has approved Cole Waterhouse’s Anchorage Gateway scheme designed by Chapman Taylor architects.

Cole Waterhouse gets approval for Anchorage Gateway scheme
The L-shaped residential scheme was designed by Chapman Taylor architects. Credit: Cole Waterhouse.

The planning committee of Salford City Council in the UK has approved Cole Waterhouse’s Anchorage Gateway scheme designed by Chapman Taylor architects.

As part of the L-shaped 250,640ft² residential scheme, a total of 290 new apartments will be delivered in Salford Quays.

Anchorage Gateway received outline consent in November last year and was followed by a reserved matters application, which the committee has now approved.

It will involve the redevelopment of brownfield land on the corner of The Quay and Anchorage Quay, which has been vacant for several years.

Once the company appoints a main contractor later this year, work will commence on site early next year.

The building consists of 29 storeys across ground, mezzanine and 27 levels of residential accommodation.

It will offer 4,000ft² of commercial space and extensive areas of public realm and landscaping, in addition to cycle storage facilities at ground level.

Two landscaped terrace gardens will be available on the mezzanine and at level 19 for residents and rooftop penthouse apartments that have private terraces.

Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood said: “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.”

To be situated at a primary gateway into Salford Quays, Anchorage Gateway will be Cole Waterhouse’s second residential scheme in the area after the two-tower, 214,000ft² No1 Old Trafford.

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