Morgan Sindall Construction has reaffirmed its commitment to creating social value through its growing footprint in Salford following its appointment by the English Cities Fund to build a further residential building as part of the New Bailey development.
The 23-storey tower occupying plot C1 will be the tallest residential development at New Bailey to date, and will feature a six-storey podium with an exclusive rooftop garden terrace, designed to enhance residents’ wellbeing.
There will be a total of 211 apartments available for private sale within the building, 86 with one bedroom and 125 with two bedrooms, most of which will have city and waterside views, and be built to a high-quality specification, including kitchen and bathroom products.
Residents will also benefit from a full management and concierge service, which will include a private gym and wellness studio, shared workspace areas and secured cycle storage, as well as a communal lounging area that looks on to the River Irwell. Attractive landscaping will be designed for the public spaces around the scheme while the ground floor communal space of the building will also offer residents the opportunity to work from home.
Completion of the apartments is expected in November 2022.
The construction of this first residential development for private sale at New Bailey follows Morgan Sindall Construction’s appointment to deliver Plot A7, the third residential building in The Slate Yard which will provide 199 apartments for rent.
As part of its work at New Bailey, Morgan Sindall Construction is delivering a series of programmes and initiatives designed to improve social, economic and environmental wellbeing within Salford.
At Plot A7, which is due for completion later this year, the social value being delivered is currently calculated at £8 million which is almost 22% of the total project value*.
Morgan Sindall Construction continues to abide by government and Public Health England operating procedures to maintain the safety and wellbeing of everyone on site.
Shaun Jones, area director for Morgan Sindall Construction in Manchester, said: “New Bailey is bringing a fantastic mixture of dynamic new buildings to Salford, and we’re very proud to have been appointed to this latest stage of the development.
“Throughout our work on this project we will continue to create training and employment opportunities for local people while growing our supply chain of businesses within the area, ensuring our work brings about a real boost to the local economy.
“It’s now more important than ever that projects such as this deliver tangible community benefits, and we’re committed to working with local organisations in order to develop targeted initiatives that will help build sustainable communities across Salford.”
Leon Guyett, development director at The English Cities Fund, said: “Despite the strange and difficult times that we find ourselves in, we’re extremely pleased to be able to continue development at New Bailey safely and in line with current government guidance, with the appointment of Morgan Sindall Construction on this latest monumental scheme.
“We’re excited to add another building to the ever-expanding Salford skyline, while driving economic and social prosperity in partnership with our supply chain to benefit the whole Salford community. Delivering meaningful and tangible social value is key to bringing forward any successful programme of regeneration, and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to continue this together on plot C1.”
The project represents the latest stage of Morgan Sindall Construction’s work at New Bailey. As well its presence at C1 and A7, it has previously completed work on the New Bailey and Stanley Street NCP multi-storey car parks. It was also recently announced that the main contractor has been appointed to build the University of Salford’s new £65 million Science, Engineering and Environmental Building (SEE Building).
New Bailey is being delivered by The English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England. The joint venture partnership is currently delivering some of the most complex and most successful urban regeneration projects across the UK. Following the fund’s expansion in 2018, it continues to take on large-scale, challenging sites and create inspiring new places.
*Calculated via Salford City Council’s recording tool Social Value Portal Ltd.