AHR WAS COMMISSIONED BY ENGLISH CITIES FUND (ECF) IN 2014 TO DEVELOP THE NEW BAILEY ZONE A/C MASTERPLAN AS PART OF THE LOCAL AUTHORITY'S WIDER REGENERATION PROJECT FOR SALFORD CENTRAL ALONGSIDE THE PHASE 1 RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MASTERPLAN WILL PROVIDE AN ATTRACTIVE RIVERSIDE RESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENT.
This development, alongside the wider New Bailey area and other proposals nearby, will fundamentally change the area from temporary, low rent parking lots to a permanent, vibrant piece of the city centre.
The New Bailey Masterplan has been developed over time to enable trusted products to be specified for their quality and durability for the rental sector. Another key aim of this masterplan was to meet the demanding requirements of the PRS market. We utilised standard typologies for apartments specifically for the PRS model and determined closed layouts (traditional with hall) or open plan layouts early on in the process. These key decisions enabled an efficient design which can be carried through to construction. Consistency of bedroom sizes (and provision of bathrooms) for people sharing an apartment were also a key requirement of the PRS model.