Morgan Sindall completes ECF’s £60m Novella Development in Salford

Boasting 211 apartments across 23 storeys, the building is the latest phase of English Cities Fund’s £1bn Salford Central masterplan to be completed.

Novella’s features include a 24-hour concierge, communal lounges, a podium roof garden, a residents’ gym and a wellness suite.

The £60m scheme, located between Trinity Way and the River Irwell, was designed by Hawkins\Brown and built by Morgan Sindall Construction.

Novella Development
Image Credit: Novella Development

Max Bentham, senior development manager at ECF, a joint venture between Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England said,

“Novella raises the bar in contemporary living in Salford. As we continue to deliver on the wider masterplan, centrally located new homes are becoming increasingly in demand from a diverse mix of people which is great to see.

“One of our goals is to revolutionise what inner-city living means and offer more than just a place to live, we want to build communities.

“Novella offers more communal spaces and opportunities to host events in the building, so that it fits with social lifestyles, as well as providing workspaces for those who work from home but want some separation from their personal apartment space.”

Shaun Jones, area director for Greater Manchester at Morgan Sindall Construction, said:

“Having previously delivered The Slate Yard and the New Bailey and Stanley Street NCP multi-storey car parks, we’re proud to have been a key partner on this transformative masterplan.”

Other residential developments at ECF’s 50-acre Salford Central include Slate Yard and Atelier, which are both complete, and Greenhaus, a 100% affordable development on Chapel Street being built by Eric Wright Construction.

Earlier this year, Place North West revealed that ECF had lodged plans for another residential building, located between Novella and Slate Yard. This development features 198 apartments and reaches 22 storeys.

Both Hawkins\Brown and planning consultant DPP have been retained for the next phase.

As well as Salford Central, the English Cities Fund has also been appointed to deliver the £2.5bn Salford Crescent masterplan.