Carpino Place follows on from the ECf’s Georgian-style Timekeepers Square scheme
Richard Bell

ECf names next stage of Salford’s Chapel Street regeneration plan

The name for a new project to create 22 three-storey homes in Salford has been revealed.

The scheme, being delivered by the English Cities Fund (ECf) joint venture, will be known as Carpino Place and form part of the wider Salford Central regeneration plan.

Located on Oldfield Road off Chapel Street, the multi-million-pound development will comprise 21 three-bedroom townhouses and one four-bedroom home.

Carpino Place follows on from the ECf’s Georgian-style Timekeepers Square scheme and its 97-home Vimto Gardens development.

The project is named after Archbishop Francesco Carpino. In 1966 Carpino, along with the then mayor of Salford, laid the foundation stone of The Stella Maris Seaman’s Mission that previously occupied the site.

ECf development director Phil Mayall said: “We’re delighted to announce the next piece of the jigsaw in the comprehensive Chapel Street regeneration scheme.

“The townhouses are in keeping with the traditional Victorian terraces found in the area, but also complement the modern Vimto Gardens, which sits alongside.”

He added: “We’re looking forward to seeing the plans come to life as we continue to enhance the urban landscape of Salford.”

Features will include an internal courtyard providing parking spaces for each of the homes, private rear gardens, patio areas and rooftop terraces.

The historic cobbled Wroe Street and nearby South William Street will be restored as part of the project, which the ECf will deliver in partnership with Salford City Council.

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett commented: “This is a well-thought-out development which pays tribute to the heritage of the area while providing modern housing in a fantastic location.

“It’s good to see Chapel Street coming back to life with new people and businesses moving in to the city of Salford’s historic heart.”

The ECf represents a joint venture between developer Muse Developments, professional services firm Legal & General and the Government’s Homes & Communities Agency.

Once complete, Salford Central will comprise two interdependent yet distinct areas, Chapel Street and New Bailey. The development is forecast to create around 11k jobs, over 2,360,000 sq ft of commercial space, 390 hotel rooms and 849 homes.

John Turner Construction, the contractor for Carpino Place, will begin construction in January 2017 with completion due in early 2018.

Manchester-based Buttress Architects provided designs for the scheme.

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