A local property developer is looking to solve the cladding issues on a residential building next to Salford Quays.
Nabeel Mussarat wants to begin development on Quay House, the building he has purchased which sits directly opposite MediaCityUK.
The site has been sparsely populated for the last four years, with only 11 of the 41 apartments now being tenanted.
Part of his mission to revitalise various Greater Manchester locations, Mussarat is planning on fixing the problem with the cladding, after many developers have avoided it.
“After the tragedy of Grenfell, it is important that similar sites with potentially combustible material are looked at with extreme scrutiny,” said Mussarat.
“Many developers would shy away from a task such as this due to the implicated costs, but I think it is vital that we all pitch in to ensure that these vital metropolitan areas are viable and safe for the residents.”
The residential building being located opposite MediaCityUK, home to the BBC, ITV and other major media organisations, means it would be of great use to local professionals.
Development of the building will also add value to an already thriving part of Salford’s landscape which has grown significantly over the last 5 years.
After the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017, extra precautions have been implemented when dealing with planning and construction on buildings with certain types of flammable cladding.
Due to the costly task of replacing the cladding, developing companies have avoided Quay House in particular.
Apart from the cladding, there are other refurbishments needed in order to make it a viable living space due to damage in corridors and stairways.
Mr. Mussarat aims to attain the necessary planning permission to replace the cladding and redevelop the other apartments to ensure that the building reaches its full potential as a key Salford residential building.