Unlocking the Waterfront
This striking new development aims to transform a 24 acre former brownfield site into a prime housing and commercial destination.
BuroHappold Engineering worked closely with our client and the architect to develop plans that will make the most of the beautiful waterfront location and deliver quality accommodation and excellent employment opportunities.
Our engineers have been involved with this project since 2012, when we were first appointed to provide an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in support of the original plans for this development that were submitted in 2006. Due to such a significant time lapse, however, our team had to undertake much of the original survey work again.
Initially, our work involved overcoming site constraints and managing the EIA process by providing detailed information on elements such as air quality, ecology and ground contamination. We then delivered a further EIA for a later change of use application for the site, as well as managing the updates that were needed to the previous assessment work to ensure the scheme would meet all the necessary legislative requirements.
The EIA work carried out by our team secured planning consent for an adjoining plot of land that had not been included in previous designs, and also proved critical to shaping a new urban precinct that will both respect and enhance its environment. Featuring housing, offices, retail facilities and improved access to the canal, the Middlewood Lock development will create a thriving new neighbourhood for Salford.
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