true Salford two

Project: true Salford Two

Sector: PBSA

Product: TLJ Infinity locks, no touch exit buttons, access control wall readers, customised key cards

Project Size: 457 rooms and 14 storeys

Completion: September 2023

Following the successful launch of true Salford One back in 2020, a second building has now been completed at the Discovery Quay site and in September 2023 true Salford Two was successfully launched.

Complementing its sister building perfectly, the new building has all the amazing features and amenities of the first property with the added bonus of a spectacular roof terrace with views over the city’s skyline.

What is perhaps even more impressive is that work only began on this project in October 2022, meaning Bricks Group delivered this 457 bed student accommodation building in less than 12 months!

TLJ was delighted to be awarded the contract to supply the electronic locks and access control for this second property and pleased to continue our relationship with both the Bricks Group and true student.

Alexander Farrell, Development Manager, Bricks Group, commented “Bricks & true Student have had a long successful relationship with TLJ having completed six schemes together over recent years. We always receive a good, reliable service from TLJ whether that be during install or aftercare, with engineers always on hand to support when necessary. We look forward to continuing this successful partnership

As well as providing our usual high standard installation and training to true Student we also provided additional support and peace of mind with an engineer on site during their busiest days for students moving in.

Martyn O’Neill, General Manager, true Student, also commented "With our latest mobilisation of a second property here at True Student in Salford, having more than doubled our capacity to nearly 900 tenants checking in over one weekend, it’s all hands on deck as you can imagine. Having TLJ support, and offer themselves in person to be here and help out with any niggles was an absolute blessing, as this is such a stressful time. Unsurprisingly we had no issues with any TLJ locking system, but was a brilliant support to have the team here on hand if needed"

As with many projects that TLJ deliver, Salford Two required a close working relationship with the mechanical and electrical contractor to complete the works. Andy Rea, Contracts Manager for Excelsior Services Holdings Limited commented “Excelsior and TLJ have worked together on several schemes, this is the first I have done with TLJ and have found their team both very experienced and helpful from quotation and specification right through to operations and on site works. We look forward to working with the TLJ team again on future projects.

It is envisaged that within the next year, operator true Student will be upgrading to TLJ Mobile Keys, the ultimate in contactless access control systems. TLJ Mobile Keys removes the need for physical access keys or tokens by giving users the ability to open doors using only their smartphone.

Following the launch of the building, the scheme has been shortlisted in the Build-to-rent Development of the Year category at the Insider Media North West Residential Property Awards.