LEGAL & General Investment Management (LGIM) is to press ahead with plans to demolish the Ralli Quays office buildings.

The investor is planning to build a 260-bed hotel and 19,000 sq ft of office space across two blocks, with a planning application expected this summer.

The existing site comprises two purpose built office blocks built almost 30 yrs ago, including basement

storage and car parking and is prominently located on the Salford waterside of the Irwell overlooking

Spinningfields and is very close to Salford Central rail station.

The site is currently occupied by HM Revenue & Customs who are due to be vacate the building when its staff move to the 157,000 sq ft Three New Bailey development.

A spokesperson for DPP Planning Services said: "We are pleased to present our ideas for the Ralli Quays project, which completes an important piece of the Salford Central Masterplan.

"We have been developing our design to complement the surrounding buildings and uses, whilst looking to be progressive in our approach. We believe we have an exciting and vibrant design which will enhance Salford and Manchester, bringing a new concept to the market.

"Our concept is to combine an office and hotel in a contemporary way, which will support the adjacent buildings, and we hope, once complete, will be seen as a forward thinking, interesting and exciting landmark project to be proud of."

Anyone who wishes to make representations about the proposed development must do so by May 15 2020. The full consultation information can be viewed at www.dppukltd.com/ralliquays