Local Blackfriars, Salford
Creating a new urban community around an existing Grade II listed pub.

Location. Salford
Client. FICM Ltd
Value. £65 million
Size. 380 Dwellings + 8,300sqft Commercial Space
Service. Architecture
Status. Completed 2019
(Project Architects Until 2018)

Tom Bird

Trinity is a 380 unit private residential scheme with ground floor retail, at the junction of Trinity Way and Blackfriars in Salford. Initially appointed in 2014, 5plus led the design development of the scheme, successfully achieving planning in March 2015 and overseeing construction delivery. 5plus also designed the interiors of the apartments, common areas and amenity spaces. These include the reception, laundrette, cinema room, fitness studio, bike storage and basement car parking.

Once complete, the scheme will deliver a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and five town houses. There are a variety of apartment sizes and layouts to meet varying housing needs. The units are accommodated within two separate blocks ranging in height from 12 to 16 storeys. The Grade II listed Black Friar pub has been retained and absorbed into the development and will become the main entrance into the scheme.

Within the site, the development accommodates an extensive area of landscaped amenity space for residents. Private outdoor amenity space is provided to the majority of the apartments in the form of balconies and terraces. The building uses, scale, massing and materiality respect the immediate and wider context of the site. The key focus of the scheme has been on protecting and complementing the retained pub with the terracotta tiles to the facade a reference to the commonly found tiled pubs in the area. The remaining palette of materials, colours and textures echo the industrial heritage of the site and immediate context.

The scheme completed in summer 2019.