Wed. Jul 6th, 2022

Plans are being readied for a 26-storey residential scheme on the former Vauxhall garage off Albert Street, a site previously being brought forward by Cheshire Estates, which is in the process of being liquidated.

Silverlane Developments has exchanged contracts on the site and is working with Iceni Projects to draw up plans for the scheme, according to preliminary plans lodged with Salford City Council.

Jeffrey Bell Architects has been appointed to design the development, which would feature a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments.

Cheshire Estates lodged plans for a 22-storey tower on the garage site in 2019 but scrapped the 150-apartment project, designed by Whitebox Architecture, two years later.

According to Companies House, Cheshire Estates is now in liquidation. The company, headed up by director Laurence Daw, has appointed Smith & Barnes to handle the insolvency process.

Silverlane’s Albert Street project will be the company’s second in Eccles. In 2019, the developer won consent for a £ 50m residential scheme, also designed by Jeffrey Bell, off Chruch Street.

The proposals feature 272 apartments, split between a main block of 23 storeys, along with smaller four and six-storey blocks.

BCEGI has been appointed to build the scheme and a start on site is expected soon.

A previous proposal for the site from Cheshire Estates was withdrawn last year. Credit: via planning documents

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