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Old August 11th, 2015, 10:49 PM   #41
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Old August 12th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #42
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Old August 13th, 2015, 12:43 AM   #43
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The scale and design quality of this is EXACTLY what is needed on Trafford Rd and other fringe sites of the Quays.
With X1 Media City stretching the skyline and Tomorrow pushing out westwards beyond Dock 9, and height coming to Trafford Road, it creates a frame of density and activity that can kick start the whole area from "Nice on sunny day" to a vibrant secondary centre.

If we can then replace the waterfront sheds on the Trafford bank of the canal and those useless grey prefabs like Telegraph House et al, with quality residential and office we'll be winning. Great step forward this.
Totally agree with you, the Trafford bank is really poor? I lived in Docklands for 15 yrs an that area was always buzzing with something new & better, but I would come home to the Quays and see nothing happening, especially the Trafford side, is it due to them being a different council or have they no ambition......
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Old August 13th, 2015, 09:47 AM   #44
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Obviously on that side it's Trafford rather than Salford.
That side of the water is basically Trafford Park and essentially industrial by nature. Could it ever have any residential element? Would people want to live there???? Not saying no but it's not as clear cut as it might seem at first.

I agree though, other than IWMN and Old Trafford, it's a lousy waterside. It could be so much better given the increasing footfall in the area.
Single storey office 'starter' units and crinkle tin sheds really doesn't cut it in such a potentially prestigious area. It smacks of the 'managed decline' years of the 80s and 90s.

Trafford needs to get a vision and get the landowners to sign up to some kind of blueprint for the future. Even then it would take well over a decade to make any real difference.
If you'll pardon the pun, Trafford missed the boat that Salford sailed on.
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Old August 13th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #45
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I dunno...I think the ball is starting to gather momentum now. Little of these developments would have happened were it not for the relocation of the BBC and subsequent Mediacity projects. This is why I firmly believe a move to First Street for the beeb, despite being a better location at least in the short term, would've put the Quays back back a few decades (and 'Manchester' as whole really) .

But yeah...if you poke your nose out of the Lowry Outlet and look across to the water towards Trafford, it's hardly awe inspiring at the moment.

I drove past this plot yesterday - it seems like a pretty small foot print, but with X1 steaming ahead, it's great news for the area.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 12:56 PM   #47
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I am pleased to announce that 211 Trafford Road has now been approved

We hope to see construction start in the new year!
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Old November 5th, 2015, 04:02 PM   #48
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Excellent.
Really think this will help galvanise that funny stretch between the Quays and the City Centre.
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Old November 5th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #49
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Great proposal, looking forward to see it go up.
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Old January 23rd, 2016, 03:04 PM   #50
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I am pleased to announce that 211 Trafford Road has now been approved

We hope to see construction start in the new year!
Sorry to bump without news I am a terrible person I know, but is there any indication of when in 2016 this would get going?
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 04:11 AM   #51
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Now this is interesting. This development will be known as X1 The Gateway however, as always X1 Developments have a contradicting image (this one is 20 storeys).Now as much as I like the proposal on the first page I'm liking this more as I'm a fan of the glazed side. I can only imagine its going to go back into planning as the number of apartments has grown from 133 to 191.



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With a sleek, modern design, a luxurious finish and set in a desirable location X1 The Gateway is the latest addition to Salford Quay’s impressive skyline. This new residential development raises the bar when it comes to providing future tenants with a first- class cosmopolitan living experience overlooking the quays and Manchester city centre.

Whilst X1 The Gateway is a dream for residents, it presents itself as a remarkable investment opportunity for investors too as they can expect returns as high as 6% NET. As property prices continue to soar, investors are set to see their investment appreciate over time thanks to the supply/demand imbalance currently dominating the market across the UK. X1 The Gateway consists of 191 stunning one and two bedroom apartments, is perfectly located in Salford Quays, a highly in-demand rental location in the wake of the BBC’s and ITV’s £1billion relocations to MediaCityUK on the Quay front.




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Old March 3rd, 2016, 12:22 PM   #52
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...interesting...!

Struggling going back and forth to notice any other changes (bar the number of apartments/heights and the glazed side). Added the original image below for comparison:

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Perhaps hella_good could enlighten us.
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The lower parts to the right have also increased in height by about 2-3 floors, creating an even grander street wall

The latest design is gorgeous, lovely proportions and that curtain glass wall is a great addition! Fills up thay black wall with a much grander presence
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 02:55 PM   #55
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More mystery talls towards Trafford further down the rd.
love this new design.
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 03:20 PM   #56
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It's interesting how Trafford Road seems to be developing in quite a nice corridor with such an urban feel... Seems unusual out of all the places in Salford this is where we're seeing such consistency.

Now they just need to start pulling some of those awful out of town style restaurants on the other side of the road like Chiquitos and get something proper built.
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Old March 3rd, 2016, 03:22 PM   #57
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Lets get the empty brownfield sites sorted first, then they can shift the focus to the other side!
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X1 now have complete control of the site and are moving the scheme forward with their own design team, including another architect.

Good to see a lot of the elements and the ethos of the original design retained. This site can certainly stand the extra height on the corner although going so high was not part of the original brief.

Will be a great addition to Trafford Road and reinforce it as a major boulevard leading into the Quays from the North.
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Thanks for the info larven. At least the company you work for set a precedent for the taller building and hopefully future proposals along Trafford Road.
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Yes and the planners were very supportive of going higher on this site too.

We referred to this site as a 'Gateway' into the Quays from the North in our D&A statement so very happy with what X1 have decided to call it!
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