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Stitching a new community into central Salford

  • 127


  • 15


  • 17

    Rain Gardens

  • Salford, Manchester, UK

    Salford, Manchester, UK

Brownfield regeneration built around connectivity and active travel

In the Salford suburb of Pendleton, our teams were engaged by Lovell Together to provide masterplanning, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and engagement services in the third phase of the area’s ongoing brownfield regeneration.

Our goal was to provide contemporary, high-quality, sustainable homes with a mix of types and tenures including affordable housing. With locally reflective red brick walls, the 127 energy efficient homes were designed thoughtfully and timelessly, and residents will have access to 15 allotments on site.

The public realm needed to be supportive of the housing mix, and through the broad street at the heart of the scheme, native trees were planted within rain gardens to create community space and address surface water drainage, while also providing an environment for plants to thrive in wet and urban environments. The palette of plants and trees have been selected to provide climate resilience, enhancing biodiversity, and safeguarding the long-term viability of the green infrastructure.

As well, our teams worked together to bring active travel best practice to this project, with the tree-lined street designed to give priority to cyclists via its layout and materials choice while also connecting the community to existing cycling infrastructure across Manchester.

With many sustainable features, this innovative, attractive neighbourhood represents a key change in the ongoing regeneration of Pendleton.

At a Glance

  • Lovell Together
Commended at the 2022 RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence
Plans approved for next phase of Pendleton’s regeneration
Meet Our Team

Dan Ingram, Planning Associate

I enjoy playing a role in delivering positive change and seeing development that I have influenced being adopted by a community.

Steven Whitehouse, Urban Design Associate Director

I enjoy creating strategic masterplans shaped by the characteristics of a place and taking them from concept to detailed design.
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Alex Comrie, Landscape Director

I relish the challenge of transforming tough, unloved spaces into something beautiful and distinct that brings community and nature together.

Dan Ingram

Planning Associate

Steven Whitehouse

Urban Design Associate Director

Alex Comrie

Landscape Director

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