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Regeneration in Ordsall – a look back over the last 10 years

Regeneration in Ordsall has hit a milestone, having surpassed the ten year mark. In 2006, Salford City Council and LPC Living entered the Ordsall Development Framework (produced in 2004), securing a partnership commitment to regenerate an area totaling almost 73 hectares.

This partnership was formed following the completion of LPC’s Gresham Mill development off Ordsall Lane and effectively kick started negotiations with Salford Council to further develop sites within the area. The masterplan is the result of years of planning and consultation with existing residents, community groups and award-winning architects, BPTW.

To date over 630 additional units have been delivered under the framework agreement, in addition to the delivery of Radclyffe Park which has provided a new District Centre for the estate, a Travelodge hotel and primary care facilities including dentistry and an opticians. Under the existing framework agreement LPC estimate an additional 500 to 700 units will be built comprising both apartments and houses.

Investments in infrastructure and improvements to Ordsall Hall, as well as the new Oasis Academy MediaCityUK school on Trafford Road, compliment the LPC developments within the estate.

Regeneration activity has progressed at an astounding rate and the population of Ordsall ward as a whole has increased by 111 % over the period 2001 to 2011 (2011 National Census Data, provided by Office of National Statistics) Ordsall is now the fastest growing neighbourhood across the city.

Here, we take a look back at some of the photos in our archive to show the amazing transformation that the area has undergone during this period and highlight some of the key regeneration projects undertaken.

Hulton Square

Hulton Square has been developed on an empty brownfield site that was cleared in the 1970s and overlooks the Victorian tree-lined Ordsall Park that itself has been re-landscaped and restored to its former glory as part of the regeneration in Ordsall.

Houses before development at Hulton Square New homes at Hulton Square

Above: previous derelict site on the estate and the new three bedroom townhouses, all with integral garages at Hulton Square

Access to the development is via a tree-lined boulevard culminating in the striking Grade-listed St Clement’s church. At the heart of the development is Hulton Square itself, a new green space designed as a peaceful place for residents to enjoy.

This development comprises 271 homes with a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments together with three and four bedroom houses, many of these properties boast stunning views over the historic Ordsall Park.

Homes before development overlooking Ordsall Park New homes overlooking Ordsall Park

Above: Dilapidated properties opposite Ordsall Park, looking towards St Clement’s Church have been replaced with modern, spacious homes

IMG_3210 New apartments at Hulton Square, Ordsall

Above: Old properties have been replaced with modern stylish spaces, with open plan living spaces and ensuite bathrooms

Radclyffe Park

Located on Trafford Road, Radclyffe Park provides a brand new retail centre for Ordsall and the surrounding Salford Quays area. The development boasts a range of attractions including:

  • A Travelodge hotel
  • A state-of-the-art health centre, with GPs, opticians and dentistry
  • A high street featuring a dozen new shops
  • Circa 300 parking spaces
  • 114 two and three bed townhouses and two-bedroom duplex apartments

Former District Centre, replaced by Radclyffe Park New retail with apartments above at Radclyffe Park

Above: The now demolished former district centre on the left has been replace with Radclyffe Park, the photo on the right shows the new retail units with apartments and duplexes above.

IMG_3226 Hulton Square (Terrace)

Above: Outside space had been enhanced across the development, balconies on some of the previous properties in Ordsall compared to the new duplexes and houses available 

Radclyffe Mews

Comprising 31 two and three bed family homes together with three apartments, Radclyffe Mews is located adjacent to the magnificent medieval Ordsall Hall, a Grade 1 listed building in the heart of Ordsall. The scheme provides attractive vistas and a tranquil setting, within easy reach of the areas facilities.

 Radclyffe Mews_houses

Above: Former Radclyffe View on Ordsall Lane, previously a care home and the new Radclyffe Mews townhouses on Taylorson Street/Radcclyffe Mews

Quay 5

Quay 5 was the first development in Ordsall that LPC Living undertook ahead of the development framework with Salford City Council. At the time it was groundbreaking, and offered 231 apartments, geared towards first time buyers. The development offered better value compared to properties in the city centre, yet remained within easy reach of all the city’s amenities.

This regeneration in Ordsall has arguably acted as one of the catalysts for the wider regeneration of the area including Salford Quays and Ordsall Riverside and today Quay 5 sits surrounded by cranes and new residential schemes as other developers have now realised the appeal and demand of this area.

 Quay 5 at Ordsall Lane after redevelopment

Above: Ordsall Lane before development and afterwards, featuring Quay 5 apartments, one of the developments created by LPC Living before the partnership with Salford City Council

Regeneration in Ordsall – forthcoming development

LPC is currently preparing designs for a number of other sites within the framework, which will further enhance Ordsall as an attractive place to live.

Including the former District Centre site and St Clements, aimed at both families and young professionals alike, these developments will be house led with a mix of innovative apartments also included to appeal to a wide range of residents.

For further information, please contact LPC Living on 0161 872 2322 or email info@lpcliving.co.uk