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Albert Vaults | Chapel Street | 8 fl

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Albert Vaults | Chapel St
Residential | Salford

Website: http://www.novoproperty.co.uk/developments/albert-vaults-chapel-street-development

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=146353469#post146353469

Basic information
  • Status: Under construction

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  • Address: 169-171 Chapel Street Salford M3 6AD

Detailed information
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A planning application has been submitted for Albert Vaults. It can be viewed here.

18/71489/NMA | Application for a non-material amendment to planning permission 15/66691/FUL for change to the East, West & North elevations by replacing the proposed powder coated dark grey spandrel panels between windows with blue, change to the proposed South elevation facing the railway viaduct consisting of removing the recess between the blue and red brickwork so all brickwork to this elevation will be flush and all standard windows to the upper floors will have their head reduced in height above floor level by 75mm. masonry set back in relief of the red brick by 25mm


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^^^^ Third floor.

Look at the state of the Fresh building across the road. The discolouration at the bottom just looks terrible.







The Fresh building cladding has not passed fire tests and will have to be replaced. Individual flat owners (leaseholders) are in dispute with the freeholder and builders as to who will pay for its replacement. Currently it is looking likely that it will be the leaseholders that will liable for somewhere in the region of £30,000. The freeholder and the builders seem to be getting off scott free because of the wording of the lease. In the meantime the residents are paying for 24 hour fire marshals.

I am sure that when the cladding is replaced, the render to the lower floor will be painted at that time. Currently they have more pressing issues that need addressing. The flat owners really have been sold a pup and I feel sorry for them. The expression buyer beware has never been more relevant.
^^^^ Third floor.

Look at the state of the Fresh building across the road. The discolouration at the bottom just looks terrible.
I’m not sure I would choose to live that close to a railway line and wonder whether any anti-vibration damping is incorporated into the design. I doubt it though, for the size of the development.

I have commented many times about the use of light coloured stuccoed or painted surfaces in our climate. I guess it is cheap, but not very cheerful after a year or two.
Does the side facing the railway have windows or is it just a blank wall? If it does have windows its going to be awfully close on the 3rd and 4th floor to those lovely 25KV power lines above the railway. No opening windows for those flats.
As seen yesterday we on like 2-3 floors now! :)


How is Manchester in the future SD? Do all cars have tracks instead of wheels?
^^ Nah mate, it's the present. You just need more spice. :nuts: or something like that. :banana:
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Has this project stalled?

Looking at the last three photos from over the course of June there has been little progress on the project.
There were definitely workmen on site last week
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Thnaks for responding, positive news.
There were definitely workmen on site last week
Just walking home at 2.30 am, and there are constructors on site working on this development...
Do renders exist of the Gore Street development from this angle? Can’t recall seeing any before
Probably getting rid of a body.
Just walking home at 2.30 am, and there are constructors on site working on this development...
I know people worry about this one but plenty of action on site and you can see some insulation has been installed.

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