Transforming The City: Chapel Wharf Regeneration Plan

Salford is booming and turning into one of the country’s most vibrant and exciting places to live. Landmark developments like MediaCityUK and proximity to Manchester city centre give residents access to high quality jobs, an unmatched cultural offering and so much more.

All of this makes Salford special – and the development of the Chapel Wharf Regeneration framework promises to transform the city once more.

The project covers 47 hectares of the city centre and is a fantastic example of what is possible when a coherent plan is put together. Rather than letting development continue in a piecemeal fashion, Chapel Wharf is a holistic masterplan that will act as an engine for economic growth and create a true community.

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Chapel Wharf regeneration area map

The reactivation of underused railway arches, new walking and cycling routes, a more diverse mix of homes and a new accessible, high quality riverside environment for people to enjoy will combine to make Chapel Wharf the most desirable new residential areas in the city.

In addition, the framework promises to enhance, celebrate and protect the local cultural, architectural, transport, heritage and ecological assets that the area benefits from.


The principles of the ‘15-minute neighbourhood’ have been followed throughout to turn Chapel Street into an area that people can visit, work and spend time in. Everything people need will be available here or along the new walking routes to Manchester city centre which is only minutes away.

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15- minute neighbourhood concept graphic

If there’s something you can’t get then nearby transport links including Salford Central Station, Manchester Victoria Station, the Metrolink network and local buses provide world class connectivity.

It’s not hard to see why the Chapel Wharf area is fast becoming a characterful place that people are proud to call home. Consequently, the area between Central Salford, Greengate, Trinity Way to the north and the River Irwell to the south is now one of the most attractive residential areas in the city.

If you want to be part of this success story and experience the fantastic lifestyle on offer in the Chapel Wharf area, Salboy is the ideal property partner for you. We are based just around the corner in Local Crescent and know everything there is to know about Chapel Wharf.

That includes having built some of the most popular residential developments in the area. The adjacent Greengate district is home to Fifty5ive, a purpose-built residential community on the doorstep of Chapel Wharf which is designed to surpass high expectations, where the extraordinary comes as standard. Offering a similarly high standard in the area, Local Blackfriars and the reinvigorated Blackfriars Pub.

We are also launching a brand new residential tower – Obsidian – which will create 250 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments across 26 storeys in the Chapel Wharf area.

obsidian cowork main view

Residents will get all the benefits of this new ‘15-minute city’ neighbourhood along with amenities including a gymnasium, cinema room, private dining room, co-working spaces and more which make Obsidian a real home.

Following the same principles championed in the Chapel Wharf Regeneration Plan, Obsidian will introduce a successful and vibrant community, playing its role in the ongoing transportation of the city centre.