Salford’s magnificent seven shortlist

Seven Salford projects have been shortlisted for top regional property awards.

The projects, all of which have been backed by Salford City Council, have been shortlisted in four of the 15 categories of the Insider North West Property Awards. Three of the categories have two Salford nominations each.

City Mayor Paul Dennett said it was a remarkable achievement and showed the strength of the city’s investment market and future potential.

“From the newly opened RHS Garden Bridgewater to the innovative Box on the Docks dining ‘sheds and greenhouses’, Salford is being recognised as one of the most dynamic places in the region when it comes to investment and regeneration,” he said.

“Whether we win or not, it is a remarkable achievement to have so many Salford schemes nominated for the top property awards in the region. It is a real tribute to the vision, drive and determination of everyone behind each of these projects.

“These are schemes which have already brought new life, jobs and opportunities to the city and will continue to do so. Salford is already a winner thanks to that.”

Salford City Council’s Chief Executive Tom Stannard said: “Having seven projects shortlisted in these prestigious awards is a great achievement for the city. 

It showcases the fantastic work that is taking place and puts Salford firmly on the map once again with opportunities that local people can benefit from.”

The nominations are:

Architects Practice of the Year

  • Hodder + Partners for RHS Garden Bridgewater, which was made possible by a £19 million capital investment by Salford City Council and is the biggest garden regeneration project in Europe

Placemaking Project of the Year

  • New Bailey by English Cities Fund – a major office and residential development, backed by Salford City Council, which has created a new city centre business district
  • Box on the Docks, MediaCityUK – a series of sheds and greenhouses, curated by local artists which provide private, COVID-19 safe dining from local restaurants

Commercial Development of the Year

  • Two New Bailey Square (English Cities Fund)
  • 100 Embankment (Ask Real Estate, Richardson, Tristan Capital Partners, Salford City Council)

Property Deal of the Year

  • Pre-let to BT at Four New Bailey (English Cities Fund and JLL)
  • Salford Crescent development agreement (English Cities Fund, Salford City Council, University of Salford – a £2.5 billion, 240-acre regeneration programme to create a new city district with residential, commercial, industrial, research and high technology units around the University of Salford.

The awards night when the winners will be revealed has been rescheduled to Thursday 21 October.

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Date published
Monday 21 June 2021

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