The Chapel Wharf project is a residential development for Dandara, on the River Irwell in Salford. The total development consists of 999 apartments in 6 blocks from studios to penthouses. The lower levels of the development, including 2 basement levels, accommodate parking, retail, commercial and leisure facilities. The first phase of the project consists of 3 blocks with a construction value of £65m.
The anchor block of the first phase is a 125m tall tower which sits by the river between the Edge residential development and the 5 star Lowry Hotel and consists of 39 storeys of residential accommodation, 3 levels of spa and leisure facilities for the hotel, connected via a glazed link bridge.
The tower is mainly glazed to afford the apartments stunning views across the city. 2 storey openable casement panels are utilised to provide passive ventilation to the apartments and supplement the heat recovery units to each. Glazing is extended beyond the top of the structure and illuminated to crown the tower. At its base a 4 storey height lobby provides benevolent quantities of light to this generously sized point of arrival.
A smaller elongated building sits alongside the tower. This block consists of a multi-storey car park, commercial / retail units at ground floor, and of 15 storeys of residential accommodation above.