Salford Council has given planning permission to a new development called One New Bailey, which will be situated next to the bank of the Irwell.

Phil Mayall, who works for Muse Developments, has commented:

“This is a significant step forward in New Bailey’s journey. We have made excellent progress on site to date with the car park and hotel but we are delighted that we are now in a position to move forward with One New Bailey.”

The One New Bailey project is the consequence of collaboration between Muse, Legal & General and a national regeneration body. When it is completed, it could well have significant implications for the cost and availability of office space around Manchester.

When the building is being utilised for business, its users should benefit from its accessibility. The fact that the train station Salford Central is within a short distance of One New Bailey is of some importance. A bypass of the A6042 is close also.

The structure should be ready for use before the end of 2016. It is estimated that the building will then have a value of about £50m. There are plans to improve the landscape of the site, with leisure units being included in the scheme, while environmental standards will be adhered to with care. A dedicated space for events will also be established.

RHWL Architects have carried out the design work for the building, with Walter Forshaw in charge of the demolition process. The identity of the major contractor will be released in due course.