City Suites, Chapel Street
Client: Select Property Group
Location: Salford, Manchester
Status: Completed 2017
Cost Consultant: Abacus Cost Management
Contractor: Carillion PLC
Structural, Civil and Geo-Enviornmental Engineer: Ramboll UK
Services Engineer: RPS
Acoustician: Fisher Acoustics
Landscape Architect: Planit-IE
Fire Engineer: Arup/ Design Fire Consultants
Transport Planning: Vectos
The scheme is part of Salford’s wider Greengate Regeneration Strategy, which will deliver a dynamic new quarter for the city centre: transforming 13 hectares of vacant and under-used land and buildings to create a distinctive and diverse mixed use urban quarter, acting as a catalyst to a new phase of cross city regeneration in Salford.
The essence of the design brief was to generate a landmark building in the heart of Greater Manchester, with residences offering a high quality, vibrant, inner city lifestyle. The resultant design is for a 17 storey tower with a mix of apartments catering for a younger, more independent local population. In addition, the scheme will include provisions for hotel-level servicing and facilities, including a reception, gym, and pool.
The building form responds to the urban context, providing an active street frontage at ground level, including a large café/ restaurant addressing the public domain and Greengate Square. The lower levels are cut away, opening up the site towards the evolving Greengate public realm beyond, while the building form retains important views to the grade 1 listed Manchester Cathedral from the adjacent quarter.
The scheme is located next to two major commercial office buildings, also designed by Flanagan Lawrence, which are positioned above public car parking and a retail plinth integrating a listed Victorian railway viaduct.