##Green Lit Silver Giants Ready For October Start
Bruntwoods Affinity Living development, consisting of two towers housing 35 and 18 storeys, are set to rise 110M/361Ft and 57M/187FT respectively along the River Irwell after gaining approval by Salford City Council.
One site is split into two by a low rise office block to form Affinity Living. The shorter tower will sit at an angle to the river forming a continous arch-shaped square of which the footprint has been laid out by the neighbouring builds. The tallest tower will anchor this stretch of the city - for now - creating a gateway into Manchester as you cross the river through a tightly packed, dense set of blocks.
Opening up this stretch of river, the scheme will enhance the riverside life with bars, restaurants and leisure, opening up the footpath further. It will also form a continuous cityscape into the up and coming New Bailey District, a new CBD to rise to the east of Spinningfields directly across the river.
The Chicago-esque riverscape of The Irwell is ever densifying. Residents will flood the area when the 500-plus unit project comes to completion upon its late 2018 deadline, as site works are expected to start this October. The silver giants will become a temporary icon for the area, until they become as one with the evergrowing skyline of Manchester.
A photo of the site, taken by me on a lovely warm summers day: