Pendleton Contemporary New Homes

Our team have provided masterplanning, architecture, landscape architecture, planning and engagement services to Lovell Together (a joint venture between Lovell Partnerships and Together Housing) gaining approval (Reserved Matters) for the redevelopment of a longstanding brownfield, urban regeneration site in Pendleton, Central Salford.

Dan Ingram, Senior Planner said “After extensive collaboration with the council and the local community we are extremely pleased to have gained permission for Phase 3 of the Pendleton Regeneration Area. This new, innovative, attractive neighbourhood with sustainable features such as rain gardens, prioritised movement for pedestrians and cyclists, allotments and energy efficient homes, represents a key change in the ongoing regeneration of Pendleton, whilst complimenting the high-quality regeneration which has already taken place.”

The development will see new, high quality, family housing and additional affordable housing, in an attractive setting, including 127 energy efficient, contemporary designed new homes, comprising a mix of house types and tenures including four, three and two bed semi-detached and terraced properties. Approximately half of the new homes will be larger space standard properties, meeting Lifetime Homes internal floor space standards.

The primary street running through the heart of the scheme includes a high-quality public realm, providing a setting for large native street trees planted within ‘rain gardens’ which have been designed to help address surface water drainage and provide an environment for plants which thrive in wet and urban environments.

Alex Comrie, Landscape Architect Director said “The rain gardens are a huge benefit to this new community and the first in Salford we believe! Designed to help address surface water drainage they also provide an environment for plants to thrive in wet and urban environments. Alongside creating a green and attractive environment for the new community to enjoy, the palette of plants and trees have been selected to provide climate resilience, enhancing bio-diversity whilst also safe-guarding the long-term viability of the green infrastructure.”

Project Details

  • The scheme forms part of a wider Regeneration Area
  • 127 homes
  • Approximately half of the new homes will be larger space standard properties
  • ‘Cycle street’ providing priority to cyclist connecting to surrounding cycle infrastructure
  • 17 ‘rain gardens’ to help address surface water drainage whilst providing an environment for plants which thrive in wet and urban conditions.
  • 31 street trees
  • 15 allotments measuring approximately 125m2 each

In addition, the primary street has been designed as a tree-lined ‘cycle street’, which in accordance with current best practice, will use material changes and line markings to provide priority to cyclists connecting to existing cycling infrastructure that links Pendleton to its surrounding areas, including Chapel Street, Salford and Manchester City Centre, optimising the highly sustainable location of the site.

Architecturally, the new homes will be characterised by contemporary and timeless elevations, comprising locally reflective red brick walls, deep reveals to windows and doors and textured brick panels.

Finally, the scheme also provides some 0.28ha of land for the delivery of c.15 allotments to be designed in consultation with the Allotment Society.

The application was the first to be submitted by the Lovell Together joint venture signed last year. The 50:50 JV aims to create communities and meet housing delivery targets across the North West, Yorkshire, Humberside and the East Midlands, with a target of building 3,000 new homes in the next five years.