Covering almost 18 hectares, the Salford Central Masterplan became the city’s largest-ever planning application. The ambitious proposals by GHA, English Cities Fund and Muse formed an urban design-led scheme for the Chapel Street Corridor and the Adelphi/Bexley Square Conservation Area.
As well as a two-year programme of community consultation, the process has involved testing and re-engineering an earlier, diagrammatic plan into an architectural scheme that optimises street vitality, legibility, pedestrian routes and security in order to integrate the area into the wider urban realm.
The plan encouraged investment in up to 864 new homes along with 390 hotel rooms and 197,000 sq m of office space.
Best Masterplan Award