WCEC and Scarborough Group International receive go-ahead for £700m regeneration scheme in Salford
21 December 2016
WCEC Architects have been given the green light for the second phase of a £700m urban regeneration project in Salford, Greater Manchester.
The firm is working with Scarborough Group International to create Middlewood Locks, a mix of around 2,500 homes alongside offices, shops, restaurants and a hotel.
WCEC has secured permission for the second phase, which features four separate buildings up to 10 storeys that will create 546 apartments. Detailed planning consent for the first phase was granted in December 2015.
The practice is one of largest architects’ practices based in the East Midlands and Yorkshire region and is ranked in Building Magazine’s Top 50 UK Architects.
Ian Lowson, regional director at WCEC, said: “Our team has worked tirelessly to maintain the high standard of design they achieved on phase one, which is currently being realised on site. We are immensely proud as a practice to be part of Middlewood’s continuing story.“
The scheme adds to WCEC’s portfolio which includes works at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium, St James Retail Park on the site of the former Norton College, the transformation of former post office in the heart of Chesterfield’s market place into luxury apartments and other residential schemes on Matilda Street in Sheffield city centre and works at Kelham Island.
Current and recently completed projects include major residential developments at Royal Wharf in London and Old Oak in Ealing, the Bond Street retail and leisure development in Chelmsford, multiple retail accounts and a growing student accommodation portfolio.