Box Architects, the renowned Leeds and London based firm, have been commissioned to take on the Herreshoff and Danforth buildings as part of the Fortis Quay development in Salford. Building work has already started on the ambitious project which will include five high specification blocks rising to 27 storeys and containing some 750 luxury apartments. Once completed, the project will be Salford’s tallest building. As primarily a residential scheme, the 640,000 square feet development will feature a gym, a residents’ car park and an in-house concierge. The extensive grounds will have carefully landscaped walkways, a neighbourhood square, recreational spaces and a children’s play area.
Box Architects will be seeing the scheme through from design to completion. As a well-established architectural practice focused on creative delivery, they specialise in commercial, retail and residential projects. Their design work will be supported by Landscape Architects DEP, Planning Consultants Lambert Smith Hampton and Sanderson’s for Transport. The main contractor will be Beaumont Morgan.
Graham Place, CEO of Box Architects, says:
“We are delighted that we have been chosen to take on two of the planned buildings at the Fortis Quay development. Now moving into the construction phase, we look forward to being able to deliver fantastic results for Fortis Developments, with completion scheduled for 2018. This ambitious building will provide excellent views over the city”.
Fortis Quay is the ninth development in Greater Manchester for Fortis Developments, and will take the company’s total investment in the region to over £300m. The project will bridge the gap between MediaCityUK and Trafford Road and will open what was once a very quiet business area to the public.