Consent granted for Phase 2 of Scarborough’s Middlewood Locks development

Scarborough International Properties Limited (SIPL), the UK and International Real Estate Developer and Investor, today announces that FairBriar International has been granted detailed planning consent by Salford City Council for phase two of its 24.5 acre Middlewood Locks development, a new residential and commercial neighbourhood at the western gateway to Manchester’s Central Business District.

This second phase will consist of four separate buildings of up to 10 storeys and a total of 546 apartments. The scheme, designed by architect, WCEC Architects, will include public green space and will be developed around three large basins of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal, which connect to the River Irwell and is a short distance from the central business district and retail amenities of Manchester city centre.

Phase 1, which will be completed in October 2018, was granted detailed planning consent by Salford City Council in December last year and will comprise of 571 homes and associated commercial space, including convenience shops and restaurants. It will also create extensive new public realm which will include canal side footpaths and cycle ways to the city centre. The first residents are expected to start moving in to the apartments in March 2018.

The Middlewood Locks development will deliver a vibrant new mixed-use neighbourhood which, in total, will provide 2,215 new homes and 900,000 sq ft of commercial space including offices, hotel, shops, restaurants, a convenience store and gym.

The site has a gross development value of over £1 billion and is expected to create more than 7,000 jobs for the local region.

Paul Kelly, Development Director of Scarborough, said:

“We are delighted to have secured planning permission for the second phase of Middlewood Locks. This is the result of a huge amount of hard work on the part of Salford City Council and our development team to create the best possible scheme. We can now look forward to delivering a substantial number of new homes and jobs to the region and help secure the wider generation of Salford and Greater Manchester.”

Ian Lowson, Regional Director of WCEC Architects, added:

“I am delighted that WCEC have secured detailed planning approval for the second phase of Middlewood Locks, Salford. Our team has worked tirelessly to maintain the high standard of design they achieved on phase 1, which is currently being realised on site. We are immensely proud as a practice to be part of Middlewood’s continuing story.”