Local Crescent, Salford
Creating a residential renaissance with a significant 22 and 16 storey gateway along the Crescent in Salford.

Location. Salford
Client. Property Done / Domis
Value. £85 million
Service. Architecture & Interiors
Size. 399 Dwellings
Status. Completed 2021
(Project Architects Until 2019)

Tom Bird

The Local Crescent is a high quality residential development along The Crescent in central Salford. The site is located at the convergence of a series of emerging regeneration frameworks for areas including Middlewood Locks and Outwood Wharf. The site also lies within the Crescent Conservation Area and the scheme was inspired by this immediate context.

The 399 dwellings include two towers of 22 and 16 storeys. These help mark a gateway between Salford and Manchester whilst maximising views out for the residents. The scheme works as a cluster of taller elements when read against proposed tall buildings at the neighbouring Outwood Wharf.

Local Crescent provides a complimentary private sale offer for this part of the city, with all the units designed to the highest quality. They are complemented by extensive amenity space to promote activity and help foster a sustainable community. A public landscaped courtyard at ground level and private landscaped roof terraces on the 1st and 5th floors are incorporated. Additional amenities include a main reception with concierge, a gym and cinema room, a swimming pool and solarium spa and a launderette/lounge.

Materiality focuses on the predominantly used red brick whilst a pre-cast concrete frame reflects the vernacular stone detailing of the civic buildings nearby. Promoting permeability and activity, town houses and commercial spaces have been incorporated at ground floor level. Terraces reinforce the street scene and reflect the significant Grade II listed Crescent terraces adjacent.

We were the project architects until 2019, with the project completing in 2021.


Photo Archive
Construction 2017 – 2021