Acala Quarter, Cotton Quay


TH Real Estate


Masterplanning & Architectural Design


Undisclosed Costs


700 Residential Units

Project Description

CJCT have submitted a collaborative hybrid masterplan to transform one of the iconic piers at Salford Quays into a vibrant new neighbourhood – Cotton Quay, in Greater Manchester.

The site is located on land currently known as Waterfront Quay to the west of Salford Quays Metrolink station. The ambitious mixed-use regeneration scheme is being brought forward by Royalton Group and Frogmore. The project will deliver up to 1,500 residential units, two hotels, a multi-storey car park with an innovative rooftop play park, a harbour baths lido within the basin and significant public realm improvements.

The public realm works will include a quay side promenade and floating ecological gardens. The proposals also include upgrading the Metrolink Station to create a welcoming sense of arrival for both the residents and the public wishing to experience this unique waterfront location.

CJCT successfully achieved an outline planning consent for residential development on the site in 2016. The practice has now fulfilled a more ambitious brief for the Acala Quarter, which will form a vibrant new neighbourhood at the centre of Cotton Quay, delivering 590 new homes across three buildings, which range from six to thirty storeys. Two of the buildings are in outline. The third building forms a detailed application and will deliver 300 homes for the private rental sector (PRS).