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TIMEKEEPERS SQUARE SCOOPS GONG AT ARCHITECT AWARDS

16 June 2017

The architects behind Timekeepers Square are celebrating after the development was named Best Built Project in the multi-residential category at the Manchester Society of Architects Awards.

Buttress Architects took home the gong at Wednesday night's event, which celebrated the achievements of the finest architects at the 53Two venue space in the heart of Deansgate. The victory comes two years after Timekeepers Square won Best Unbuilt Project at the same awards.

Timekeepers Square was also a runner-up in this year's Building of the Year category.

Ian Beaumont, director at Buttress Architects, said: "With Timekeepers Square, we sought to provide a sensitive, contemporary response to the conservation area's Georgian architecture. What results is a modern neighbourhood that compliments the surrounding heritage yet has its own distinct identity, and we are delighted that Timekeepers Square that is has been celebrated at this year's awards."

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TIMEKEEPERS SQUARE OPENS FOR SALES

Young professionals, first-time buyers and families are gearing up to get a taster of Timekeepers Square's Georgian-style townhouses behind Salford's Chapel Street, as the first of its 36 properties are launched onto the market.

The official sales opening will be marked by a celebratory launch event on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 February at the development. Timekeepers Square's first phase - which comprises three-bedroom homes with roof terraces - will be available to buy off-plan from Friday 5 February. The remaining properties, which include two- and four-bedroom units, will be launched at a later date.

The event is strictly RSVP-only and the appointments over the weekend are on a "first come, first served" basis. Those interested in finding out more about the townhouses can book an appointment for the event by emailing sales@timekeeperssquare.co.uk or calling 0161 989 0158.

Hollie Reynolds, residential sales and marketing manager at English Cities fund (ECf), said: "With Timekeepers Square having been so highly anticipated for such a long time, it's really exciting to be able to now unveil the development to prospective homeowners. All 36 properties have been designed with the buyer in mind - with exceptionally high-spec interiors and a central location, they really are a great place to make roots.

"If the success of Vimto Gardens is anything to go by, we don't expect Timekeepers Square to be on the market for long!"

The launch event will be a celebration of all things Salford. It will see people enjoying locally-supplied afternoon tea and drinks, while entertainment will be provided by the Manchester String Quartet, who will be playing a medley of classic pop songs with their own unique twist.

Named due to its proximity to a number of clock faces, including those at Grade II-listed St Philip's Church, Timekeepers Square will deliver luxury, stylish properties that are in keeping with the conservation area off Chapel Street.

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L-R Nigel Sharp, Hollie Reynolds, Phil Mayall, Jim Taylor, Richard Wynne,Karen Hirst, Hayley Fielden, Gena Merrett, Ian Stewart, Matt Crompton

BUILDING BEGINS ON TIMEKEEPERS SQUARE AS FIRST SOD IS CUT

Regeneration of the Chapel Street area of Salford is continuing apace as the first sod has been cut at the latest residential development, Timekeepers Square.

The 36-home townhouse scheme, which is being developed by Salford City Council and English Cities Fund (ECf), is located behind St Philip's Church and across the road from Vimto Gardens - the scheme's first fully completed mixed-use development.

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart and Matt Crompton, joint managing director at Muse, marked the second phase of building work on the 220,000 sq m Salford Central regeneration scheme by breaking the ground. They were joined by key members of Salford City Council, Urban Vision, English Cities fund, Muse and John Turner Construction Group. (Please see photo caption for details.)

Named due to its proximity to a number of clock faces, including those at St Philip's Church, Timekeepers Square will deliver 36 townhouses to the city centre in a Georgian-style development in keeping with the conservation area off Chapel Street.

Plans for the development were approved in March 2015, with the first homes due to be available for purchase in 2016. The homes are set to be popular, having already received over 400 buyer registrations.

Already an award winner, Timekeepers Square won best unbuilt project in the Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2015, thanks to the development's classic architectural style.

Matt Crompton said: "Today marks the start of the exciting next phase of this forward-thinking development. Providing affordable, quality housing is paramount to what ECf set out to achieve in Salford and Timekeepers Square is set to be a prime example of that when it completes."

Timekeepers Square is the next stage in the Salford Central regeneration scheme, which aims to breathe new life into the Chapel Street and New Bailey areas of the city. It has already delivered a new hotel, multi-storey car park, a 125,000 sq ft office building - One New Bailey, under construction and due to be completed in May 2016 - and the Vimto Gardens mixed use development on Chapel Street. The 44-acre regeneration scheme is being delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf) - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) - through an active partnership with Salford City Council.

Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart said: "It's certainly the right time to be in Salford as the city is developing at a phenomenal rate - as the popularity of Timekeepers Square shows. I hope it won't be long before the first new residents are putting their feet up in their new homes."

The John Turner Construction Group has been appointed as the contractor.

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TIME FOR SALFORD'S NEXT RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TO BE UNVEILED

The name for the exciting new phase of the Salford Central regeneration scheme - a 36-home townhouse development - is to be Timekeepers Square, it has been revealed.

Named due to its proximity to a number of clock faces, including those at St Philip's Church, Timekeepers Square will deliver 36 townhouses to the city centre in a Georgian-style development in keeping with the conservation area off Chapel Street.

The 36 houses will be split into six blocks, with a centralised courtyard. Each home will benefit from:

  • Parking
  • A private garden and / or roof terrace
  • Full height windows, some with a Juliet balcony, making for light and airy rooms
  • Top quality fixtures and fittings
  • Black zinc roofs
  • Yorkshire stone paving and landscaping.

Plans for the development were approved in March. Construction begins in September 2015, with the homes due to be available for purchase in 2016.

Already an award winner, Timekeepers Square won best unbuilt project in the Manchester Society of Architects Awards 2015, thanks to the development's classic architectural style.

Timekeepers Square is the next stage in the Salford Central regeneration scheme, which aims to breathe new life into the Chapel Street and New Bailey areas of the city. The scheme has already delivered a new hotel, multi-storey car park, a 125,000 sq ft office building - One New Bailey, under construction and due to be completed in May 2016 - and the Vimto Gardens mixed use development on Chapel Street. The 44-acre regeneration scheme is being delivered by English Cities Fund (ECf) - a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) - through an active partnership with Salford City Council.

Phil Mayall, development director at ECf, said: "The city of Salford is benefitting enormously from the changes being brought about by the ongoing regeneration scheme. A key part of this is offering more housing; Vimto Gardens sold out entirely off-plan after it was launched last July and there was a huge demand for the 14 townhouses within the development. Timekeepers Square will offer a mixture of two, three and four-bedroomed townhouses with gardens and parking - a hugely desirable entity in city centre living."

The development, designed by Buttress Architects, has been composed with the area's Georgian heritage in mind. Situated within a conservation zone just off Chapel Street, Timekeepers Square is visually sympathetic to the existing buildings in the area and promises to be a quality, contemporary example of city centre residential design.

A pedestrianised walkway to the south of the development will offer residents and passers-by a quiet area, sheltered from the bustle of Chapel Street.

Follow the development on Twitter at @timekeeperssq and Facebook at www.facebook.com/timekeeperssquare.

To register interest in a property and for regular updates on the development, please email sales@timekeeperssquare.co.uk or call 0161 989 0158.

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