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Green light for phase two of Salford's £700m Middlewood Locks

Salford City Council has given the green light to phase two of the £700m Middlewood Locks scheme.

The second phase, which has been given detailed planning consent, will include four separate buildings of up to 10 storeys in height, providing a total of 546 apartments.

The project’s first phase was given the go-ahead in December last year, with 571 homes and commercial space due to complete in October 2018.

Chinese contractor Beijing Construction and Engineering Group (BCEG) started on site for the first phase of the project in May, having been appointed in October 2015.

The project is being developed by FairBriar International, a joint venture between Leeds-based Scarborough Group, Chinese firm Hualing Group and Metro Holdings Limited, a Singapore-listed property development and investment group.

In total, the Middlewood Locks development is set to deliver 2,215 private rented homes just outside Manchester city centre, alongside more than 750,000 sq ft of commercial space, including offices, a hotel and retail space.

Paul Kelly, who joined Scarborough as development director last month, 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.”

In October, Scarborough appointed PRS firm LIV to manage the leasing and operation of the project’s residential estate.

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