Salford skyscraper which will hold 290 apartments looks set for approval today.

The Salford City Council’s planning committee will hold a meeting later today regarding the Cole Waterhouse building being proposed at Salford Quays.

Developers Anchorage Gateway want to build the ‘L’ shape 31 story building on the vacant 20,635 sq ft office building previously let by Barclays until it relocated.

The building is set to be a gateway to Salford Quays standing at an expected scale of 91 metres, on the eastern corner of the entrance. This being over Salford’s planning policy that a building over 90 metres must be referred to Manchester Airport to ensure safety.

The airport said in planning documents: ““The proposed development could impact upon airport operations and flight safety.” And they propose that a radar scheme should be implemented before such building is built. “No building works above a height of 35 metres should be carried out until such a scheme is implemented.”

Cole Waterhouse were looking to start construction in the early months of 2020 with hopes that approval goes through before the end of the year and in planning papers developers say “the development is also likely to act as a catalyst for further future development within Salford Quays.”

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