ABOUT THE CLIPPERS QUAY SITE
Glorious views over Salford Quays
Located to the east of Salford Quays overlooking the Manchester Ship Canal, Clippers Quay currently contains a mix of residential and office space. Due to its expansive waterfront, our site is in a prominent position meaning the new homes would boast excellent views of Salford and the surrounding area.
Clippers Quay is perfectly placed to enhance the current neighbourhood, accommodating a new inclusive residential community - for those who require flexible and affordable living options close to commerce hotspots.
MediaCityUK, Salford University, Salford Royal Hospital, Exchange Square and Trafford Park are all close by, and Manchester City Centre lies just three miles away. Meanwhile, several nearby Metrolink stations ensure residents will be connected to all of Greater Manchester.
As part of our plans we want to build extensive cycling facilities, giving residents the option to store and hire bikes, enabling travel in a healthy and environmentally friendly manner with miles of cycle-friendly paths on the doorstep.
Local history and context
Clippers Quay forms part of the original Manchester Docks which opened in 1894 and was built by the Manchester Ship Canal Company. The docks formed part of the Manchester Ship Canal, capable of accommodating ocean-going ships from the River Mersey to Manchester. During this period, Clippers Quay housed a railway bridge linking Trafford Wharf to the docks, but the bridge was later replaced during the Second World War following the increasing volume of transported goods.
During the 1970s, the docks fell into decline. Following their closure, Salford City Council purchased the land in 1984 and brought forward the Salford Quays Development scheme, with the aim of reclaiming and developing the area for commercial, residential and leisure use. Since then, Salford Quays has been a regeneration success story, showcasing first-hand how urban investment can transform an area.
Clippers Quay currently contains a mix of residential and office space. In 2018, a planning application for hundreds of apartments on the site was given the go-ahead by planning officers but was later withdrawn by the developer. We have built upon these plans by creating an improved offer that puts a much bigger emphasis on well-being and amenity space while shrinking the height of our building.