MediaCityUK, Salford

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Location: MediaCityUK, Salford

Client:  Peel Media Limited

Numbers:

  • £1 billion development
  • 1,400 homes
  • 50,000 sq.m offices
  • 4,000 sq.m live/work
  • 4,000 sq.m retail/leisure

Features:

  • Phase 2 of MediaCityUK
  • Sub-regional scale project – MediaCityUK is home to the BBC, ITV and over 250 SMEs
  • Award winning planning strategy
  • Collaborative working processes with Council
  • Planning Performance Agreement (PPA)
  • Reserved matters applications and full planning application

Issues:

  • Setting a strategy for planning applications across 12 development plots each with unique issues and development requirements
  • Co-ordinating 6 architectural teams and a full technical consultant team
  • Some deviation from outline consent requiring full planning applications
  • Early delivery of some plots required
  • Tight timeframe for securing consent due to expiry of the outline planning permission

Summary of NJL Approach:

NJL were instrumental in the formulation and implementation of the strategy for the delivery of the complex multi-plot and multi-application approach to the planning process. Our team co-ordinated masterplan architects and five additional plot architects, along with technical consultants and was the conduit with the local planning authority. We arranged a PPA with Salford City Council, which supported a clear, progressive path to delivery and the applications were approved within the tight timescales required by the outline planning consent.

Outcome:

Unanimous approval at Planning Committee for two reserved matters applications and a full planning application within tight timescales.   Two of the buildings have since been completed and a further building is under construction.