Timekeepers Square, Salford

A harmonious composition

Timekeepers Square, Salford.
Timekeepers Square, Salford. Credit: Daniel Hopkinson

Buttress for English Cities Fund
Contract value: Confidential
GIA: 3,327m²

Located within Salford’s Adelphi/Bexley Square conservation area, Timekeepers Square is a development of townhouses adjacent to the grade II* listed St Phillips church and a Georgian square. The brief was to regenerate a cleared housing plot and create a contemporary neighbourhood that sits comfortably with the surrounding heritage. The new terraces reinstate the area’s lost urban grain, strengthening the church’s setting as a focal point and defining a new pedestrian boulevard at the development’s heart.

  • Timekeepers Square, Salford.
    Timekeepers Square, Salford. Credit: Daniel Hopkinson
  • Timekeepers Square, Salford.
    Timekeepers Square, Salford. Credit: Daniel Hopkinson
  • Timekeepers Square, Salford.
    Timekeepers Square, Salford. Credit: Daniel Hopkinson
  • Timekeepers Square, Salford.
    Timekeepers Square, Salford. Credit: Daniel Hopkinson
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The design takes precedent from the area’s Georgian terraces, responding to them in height and massing with a strong vertical emphasis and a repetitive, regular rhythm applied to the fenestration patterns. The material palette is very successful – the light grey brickwork in particular acts as a gentle foil to the sandstone church and the historic red brick housing. Together with the stone of the landscaping this creates a harmonious composition and a light, cheerful atmosphere.

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