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Safer Sphere wins 995-flat Chapel Wharf contract next to Salford Lowry Hotel

Health and safety firm Safer Sphere has won a contract to work on a 995-flat development scheme next to the Lowry Hotel in Salford.

Safer Sphere, based in St Helens, will provide advice to Dandara on construction and health and safety legislation through a new online portal launched this week.

Acroy Ltd, a subsidiary of real estate firm Dandara Group, won planning permission in February 2015 to build four residential tower blocks between 12 and 22 storeys at Chapel Wharf, a 4.5-acre plot surrounding the five-star hotel.

Read: Council recommend approval for 995 flats on Chapel Street by Lowry Hotel

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The scheme involves the demolition of existing office and warehouse buildings and the relocation of the Lowry car park to install nearly 1,000 flats ranging from studios to one, two and three-bed apartments for private rent.

The plans, designed by Axis Mason, include 15,800 sq ft of commercial space on the ground floor of the towers.

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Some 10 years ago Isle of Man-headquartered Dandara submitted plans to build a 37-storey tower on the site, but found but profit margins would have been squeezed by a downturn in the market.

Dandara are also responsible for the Spectrum flats on Blackfriars Street and The Lock in Manchester.

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A spokesman for Dandara said: “We have worked with Safer Sphere for two years and they give invaluable and trusted health and safety advice to both our construction and lettings teams. They are both pragmatic and proactive.

Dandara said it would adopt Safer Sphere’s online portal across its portfolio, whilch includes four other major schemes in Glasgow, Leeds and Birmingham.

Mike Forsyth, Managing Director at Safer Sphere said: “It’s fantastic to have the early endorsement of our Online Portal by a company of the stature of Dandara as well as build on the relationship that we’ve established with them over the last two years.

“Chapel Wharf is such a major scheme in the North West, it speaks volumes about Dandara’s confidence in our experience which we’re pouring into our online solution.

“We hope that many others will follow in the footsteps of Dandara in endorsing the product created for those in the principal designer role.”

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