List of tallest buildings and structures in Salford

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Salford's cityscape from Hartshead Pike, 2005

The City of Salford in North West England is a local government district of Greater Manchester, with a population of 234,500 (2011 est.).[1] At its core is the former factory town and inland port of Salford, which has a wealth of Victorian industrial heritage. Many of the city's tallest buildings are residential tower blocks, constructed during the mid-20th century in the Brutalist architectural style. Since the 1996 Manchester bombing, which initiated a redevelopment programme for Greater Manchester, the city has witnessed a boom in the construction of high-rise apartments, particularly at Salford Quays, a former dockland.

Geographically, commercially, and culturally, Salford is dominated by its immediate neighbour, the City of Manchester, which lies across the River Irwell. Although Salford and Manchester followed a similar pattern of urbanisation during the Industrial Revolution, Salford did not evolve as a commercial centre in the same way.[2] In contrast to the vast majority of Manchester's tallest buildings, many of Salford's high-rises were constructed in the 1960s and '70s as part of a regeneration project to alleviate chronic social deprivation and urban decay.[3] Thirty towers at Pendleton once comprised the highest density housing estate in Europe.[4] Some of the early high-rise buildings have been demolished, as they provided unsatisfactory accommodation for families and caused as many social problems as they were meant to alleviate.[5] Others have become accommodation for students at the University of Salford. A study by the university's Christopher Collier suggested that Manchester's drizzly climate is largely due to the number of high-rise blocks in Salford.[6][7] Collier has proposed that they have a "dramatic influence on the region's weather patterns", and may contribute to the 8 °C (14 °F) temperature difference between Salford and its surrounding countryside.[6]

This list includes the year each building was completed, its height in metres and feet, and its current usage. Unlike other cities in the world, Salford's tallest structures are dispersed and not concentrated in a central business district. The tallest building in Salford is Blue, in MediaCityUK, a high-rise office block completed in 2010; the 18-storey building is 90 metres (300 ft) high. The largest skyscraper proposed for the city was Canopus/Greengate Tower,[8] a postmodern structure projected to be completed in 2008, which would have stood at 179 metres (587 ft).[8] The project was cancelled,[8] but a revised tower of 88 metres (289 ft) is currently under construction. The oldest structure listed is the Neo-Gothic Salford Cathedral, which was completed in 1848 and was Salford's tallest building for 121 years.

When assessing planning applications in Salford Central, it is common for Salford City Council to consult with Manchester City Council given the close proximity to Manchester City Centre.[9]

Tallest buildings and structures[edit]

Completed buildings in Salford taller than 50 metres (164 ft) are listed below. Buildings that have been demolished are not included.

Rank Name Completed Use Height Floors Image Notes
metres feet
1 Blue, MediaCityUK 2010 Office 90 300 18 Blue, MediaCityUK.jpg [10]
2 TheHeart, MediaCityUK 2010 Residential and office 82 268 22 [11][12][13][a]
3 North Tower 1966 Hotel and residential 80 262 25 North Tower, Salford.jpg
4 Briar Hill Court 1970 Residential 75 246 25 Salford Shopping City tower block - geograph.org.uk - 1700796.jpg [14][15]
5 NumberOne, MediaCityUK 2010 Residential and office 74 241 22 MediacityUK, Salford Quays (16).JPG [16][17][13][b]
6 Salford Cathedral 1848 Place of Worship 73 240 Salford rc Cathedral.jpg
7 White, MediaCityUK 2010 Hotel and office 68 223 15 [18]
8 Millennium Tower 2008 Residential 67 220 21 [19]
9 Bronte Court[c] 1970 Residential 66 217 23 [20][21]
Churchill Court 1970 Residential 66 220 23 [22][23]
Fitzwarren Court 1970 Residential 66 220 23 [24][25]
Spruce Court 1969 Residential 66 220 23 [26][27]
Thorn Court 1969 Residential 66 220 23 Thornctapmts.jpg [28][29]
Sovereign Point 2005 Residential 66 220 20 [30]
15 City Lofts 2007 Residential 61 200 21 Salford Quays 3552.JPG [30][31]
16 Charter House 1970 Residential 60 197 20 [32]
5 Exchange Quay 1997 Residential 60 197 20 [33]
The Edge (B) 2005 Residential and office 60 197 18 The Edge, Salford (2).jpg [34][35]
The Edge (C) 2005 Residential and office 60 197 18 [36][37]
20 Orange, MediaCityUK 2010 Office and university 58 190 9 Uos Building alone July 2010 (Small).jpg [38]
21 NV Building 1 2004 Residential 55 180 18 NV buildings.jpg [39][40]
NV Building 2 2004 Residential 55 180 18 [41][42]
NV Building 3 2004 Residential 55 180 18 [43][44]
Peel House 1976 University 55 180 16 [45]

Tallest under construction, approved and proposed[edit]

Under construction[edit]

Rank Name Use Height Floors Notes
metres feet
1 One Greengate Residential 88 289 31 Situated in Greengate opposite Manchester Cathedral, construction commenced January 2014, will be a mix of buildings between 12 and 31 floors.[46]

Approved[edit]

Rank Name Use Height Floors Notes
metres feet
1 Clippers Quay Tower Residential and office 74 242 24 [47]
2 Regent Apartments Residential and office 73 239 23 [48][49]
3 Lowry Tower 3 Retail 70 229 21 [50][51]
4 Derwent Street Tower Residential 60 197 20 [52]
5 Chapel Wharf Block B Residential 55 180 18 [53]

Proposed[edit]

Rank Name Use Height Floors Notes
metres feet
1 Chapel Wharf Block D Residential 69 226 23 Planning application submitted 4 August 2014[54]
2 Chapel Wharf Block C Residential 53 174 18 Planning application submitted 4 August 2014[54]
3 Chapel Wharf Block B Residential 50 164 17 Planning application submitted 4 August 2014[54]

Unbuilt[edit]

This lists proposals for the construction of buildings in Salford that were planned to rise at least 100 metres (328 ft), for which planning permission was rejected or which were otherwise withdrawn.

Rank Name Use Height Floors Year Image Notes
metres feet
1 Canopus Residential 179 587 62 2008 [55]
2 Quay Point Tower 1 Mixed 175 574 50 2008 [56]
3 Canopus Tower 1 Residential 163 535 46 2006 [57]
4 Chapel Wharf Block A Residential 125 410 41 2014 Chapel Wharf.jpg [58] Superseded by Chapel Wharf Block D[54]
5 Quay Point Tower 2 Mixed 122 400 35 2006 [59]
Quay Point Tower 3 Mixed 122 400 35 2006 [60]
7 Canopus Tower 3 Hotel 117 384 31 2006 [61]

Timeline of tallest buildings and structures[edit]

Cathedral Church of St. John the Evangelist

Salford Cathedral was the tallest structure in Salford for 121 years, until the North Tower's completion in 1966. Salford's present skyline is largely the result of development since the mid-20th century.

Years tallest Name Use Height Floors Notes
1845–1966 Salford Cathedral Church 73 metres (240 ft) n/a [62][63]
1966–2010 North Tower Hotel and residential 80 metres (262 ft) 25 [64][65]
2010–present Blue, MediaCityUK Office 90 metres (300 ft) 18 [11][12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ In their planning application to Salford City Council Peel Holdings referred to TheHeart as Media City Building A.[11]
  2. ^ In their planning application to Salford City Council Peel Holdings referred to NumberOne as Media City Building B.
  3. ^ Bronte Court was formerly known as Rosehill Court.[20]

Citations

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  2. ^ McNeil, R.; Nevell, M. (2000). A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of Greater Manchester. Association for Industrial Archaeology. ISBN 0-9528930-3-7. 
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  6. ^ a b Allison, Rebecca (13 September 2002). "Manchester rain blamed on Salford high-rise flats". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  7. ^ "Tower blocks 'make Manchester rainy'". BBC News. 13 September 2002. Retrieved 26 February 2008. 
  8. ^ a b c "Canopus also known as Greengate Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 26 February 2008. 
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  10. ^ "Blue". The Peel Group. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  11. ^ a b c "Mediacity Building A". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  12. ^ a b "Media City Building A". Emporis. Retrieved 18 February 2008. 
  13. ^ a b "A Momentous Year for MediaCityUK". The Peel Group. 22 December 2010. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Briar Hill Court". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  15. ^ "Briar Hill Court". Emporis. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  16. ^ "Media City Building B". Emporis. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  17. ^ "Mediacity Building B". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  18. ^ "White". The Peel Group. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "Millennium Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 23 February 2008. 
  20. ^ a b "Rosehill Court". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  21. ^ "Rosehill Court". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  22. ^ "Churchill Court". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  23. ^ "Churchill Court". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  24. ^ "Fitzwarren Court". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  25. ^ "Fitzwarren Court". Skyscraperpage.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  26. ^ "Spruce Court". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  27. ^ "Spruce Court". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  28. ^ "Thorn Court". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  29. ^ "Thorn Court". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  30. ^ a b "City Lofts Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  31. ^ "City Lofts Salford Quays". Emporis. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  32. ^ "Charter House". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  33. ^ "5 Exchange Quay". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  34. ^ "Edge B". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  35. ^ "Edge B". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  36. ^ "Edge C". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  37. ^ "Edge C". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  38. ^ "Orange". The Peel Group. Retrieved 15 November 2012. 
  39. ^ "NV Building 1". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  40. ^ "NV Buildings One". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  41. ^ "NV Building 2". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  42. ^ "NV Buildings Two". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  43. ^ "NV Building 3". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  44. ^ "NV Buildings Three". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  45. ^ "Peel House". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  46. ^ http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/Property-and-Business/100m-330ft-Apartment-Towers-For-The-City-Centre
  47. ^ "Clippers Quay Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  48. ^ "The Regent". Emporis. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  49. ^ "Regent Apartments". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  50. ^ "Lowry Tower 3". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  51. ^ "The Lowry Tower 3". Emporis. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  52. ^ "Derwent Street Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  53. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=2305&convert=metric
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  55. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=178
  56. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=342
  57. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=3277
  58. ^ "Chapel Wharf Block A". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  59. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=343
  60. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=344
  61. ^ http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=3278
  62. ^ "Salford Cathedral". Emporis. Retrieved 22 February 2008. 
  63. ^ "Cathedral of St John and attached cathedral house". Images of England. 2001. Retrieved 25 February 2008. 
  64. ^ "North Tower". Skyscrapernews.com. Retrieved 21 February 2008. 
  65. ^ "North Tower". Emporis. Retrieved 21 February 2008.