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The team behind Cotton Quay have designed and implemented some of the UK’s most transformational inner-city regeneration schemes. From King’s Cross, now home to Google’s UK headquarters, to Manchester’s Mayfield, this visionary approach will see Cotton Quay become a flagship new neighbourhood for Salford.


Find out why by clicking below.

Community Benefits

A vibrant, safe new neighbourhood

Cotton Quay will rejuvenate this underused brownfield site and deliver a vibrant new neighbourhood. Increased footfall and ground level activity will create an inviting and accessible environment that deters anti-social behaviour.


On-site management, including 24/7 security, will mean that residents and visitors can enjoy their stay at Cotton Quay, whether using the harbour baths, dining at a restaurant or nipping to the shops.

Community facilities

Our plans will offer new community facilities for both residents of Cotton Quay and existing residents to enjoy.


Harbour baths


Our harbour baths will offer a unique open-air leisure facility that blends seamlessly with its Quays surroundings. The proposals include a reception area with changing facilities and lockers, a floating deck for access to the pools, a leisure pool, a main swimming pool and a sauna.


Floating gardens


Our plans also look to make the most of the unique waterfront location and provide new green spaces by including floating gardens. These green areas, which will increase the biodiversity of the site, will provide a setting not found anywhere in Salford Quays or the Greater Manchester area.


Rooftop carpark


The 414-space carpark, which will feature planting on the exterior façades, will offer a rooftop play area open to the public. This distinctive, unique feature will be the first of its kind in the UK and will offer parents stunning vistas of Salford Quays while children will be entertained by the fully-equipped play area.

Homes for local needs

Royalton Group & Frogmore are seeking to deliver the types of new homes that Salford needs to continue growing as a destination for culture and media and to remain a key employment hub for Greater Manchester.


Our plans will deliver modern, spacious living that is affordably priced for all budgets, whether you are a first-time buyer or moving up the housing ladder.


Furthermore, because all properties are new-build, our new homes will be available to purchase through the Government’s Help To Buy scheme. As such, our plans for Cotton Quay will also help those struggling to save for a deposit.

Economic benefits

New local jobs

Through the delivery of two new 200 + bedroom hotels, 2,500 sq. m of ground floor commercial spaces and site-wide management and security, Cotton Quay will create many new jobs.


Employment opportunities will also be created from construction jobs required to deliver the new development. The housebuilding industry, including its supply chain, is a major contributor to both national and local economies as part of the wider construction sector, both through the employment it creates and the investment it makes in the sites being built.


For every 100 residential dwellings commenced, over 100 direct construction jobs will be created along with a further 80 jobs in the supply chain1.


1 Home Builders Federation – Housing Calculator

An economic boost for the Quays

Cotton Quay will increase the number of people living in the area and, in turn, increase the amount of money spent in and around the Quays. This additional spending could help new businesses and facilitate new investment, as well as create additional jobs.


The Home Builders Federation estimates that approximately £5,000 is spent per dwelling in ‘first occupation expenditure’ to make a house ‘feel like a home’2. This will generate significant income of local businesses, including those located in the Lowry Outlet Mall and across wider Salford.


2 Home Builders Federation & Nathanial Lichfield and Partners (2015)