MediaCityUK shortlisted for Planning Awards
NJL Consulting is delighted to announce that Phase 2 of MediaCityUK has been shortlisted for Planning Permission of the Year at The Planning Awards 2017. Phase 2 of MediaCityUK comprises 11 development plots and will bring forward c.1,800 apartments and 50,000 sq.m of offices with supporting retail, leisure, car parking and public realm to continue the success of this prominent urban regeneration project. Permission was granted on 1st September 2017 and it will represent £1 billion of investment in this location.
NJL acted on behalf of Peel Media Limited, a joint venture between Peel Land and Property Group and Legal and General Capital. NJL was an integral part of the project team, providing strategic and detailed planning advice throughout the design process. NJL set up a Planning Performance Agreement with Salford City Council which drove the planning process to a specific and tight timescale, including detailed pre-application engagement with the Council. NJL co-ordinated the submission of the applications and the technical documentation that was submitted and prepared planning documents including a Planning and Delivery Statement, Technical Assessment Summary and an Executive Summary. NJL worked closely with Salford City Council through to the successful determination of the applications within statutory timescales.
Annabel Partridge, Associate Director at NJL Consulting said: ‘MediaCityUK is a leading international hub of creative, media and digital businesses and Phase 2 is the next step in this landmark urban regeneration project, bringing forward a residential community alongside high quality public realm, retail and leisure facilities to support the longstanding vision for a place to live, work and play. This has been and exciting and challenging planning project that has required genuine collaboration between multiple architectural practices during the design process and with Salford Council to deliver a scheme of exceptional quality within tight timescales’.