Three new towers are to be erected in the Greengate area of Salford, one of which is expected to exceed Manchester’s Beetham Tower in height.
Details have been released for only one of the three towers so far, which is expected to be between 41 and 50 storeys tall including 1,500 new homes, a gym and shops and four green spaces to provide social areas.
One of the green spaces will be a park to complement existing Greengate Square, and a tree-lined boulevard will link the development to Collier Street.
Located inside Manchester City Centre ring-road, the development is part of Salford City Council’s regeneration strategy.
Since the 1970s, Greengate has mostly been occupied by low-grade employment businesses and long-stay surface car parking.
The plans take inspiration from urban spaces around the world including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, Central Wharf Plaza in Boston and High Line in New York.
MP candidates for Salford and Eccles debated the topic of affordable social housing on Quays TV’s General Election Special last week.
Labour MP, Rebecca Longbailey, said: “We’ve said that we’ll end the homelessness crisis by investing in the support that the homeless people need. As well as building up to 150 million social council houses every single year under a Labour government.”
Speaking for the Conservatives, Attika Choudhary acknowledged the homelessness crisis but stated that the EU Brexit negotiations are a priority.
Liberal Democrat Jake Overend claimed that their manifesto will bring 100,000 council houses per year which will: “make a real difference to Salford people.”
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