Chartered Institute of Building Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Building
  • 14 Mar 2017

Plans for five Manchester towers submitted

Image: Allied London

A cluster of five towers in Manchester have been submitted for detailed planning permission by developer Allied London.

Planned are two towers of 26 storeys, one of 37, another of 41 and what will be the tallest in Manchester at 67 storeys. Dubbed Manchester’s first “vertical village”, Trinity Islands has been designed by architect Child Graddon Lewis (CGL).

Trinity Islands will form distinctive, riverside communities along the Irwell. Drawing on Allied London’s recent success at Leeds Dock (also designed by CGL), this mixed-use development, consisting of 1,400 homes within the five elegant towers, will offers residents the choice to buy or opt to join private residential communities.

Allied London’s chief executive, Michael Ingall, said: “Trinity Islands is without doubt one of our most ambitious developments so far. This area, at the dissection of two cities, is an incredibly important one and is developing rapidly.

Image: Allied London

“Our success in transforming Leeds Docks, the Brunswick Centre in Bloomsbury and creating the Chafford Hundred Village in Thurrock (via our subsidiary Pelham Homes) represents a relevant track record, one that we will require to build a real community on the edge of two cities.”

Greg Jones, an architect at CGL, commented: “Since our initial appointment, it’s been a real privilege working on the design for Allied London’s visionary new scheme. The aim of Trinity Islands is to provide Manchester with the opportunity to create a world-class neighbourhood and a self-sustaining community of residents and workers. This is a project that goes beyond what’s required and not only creates housing, a well-known priority for the UK, but rather an environment that benefits local communities.”

Allied London proposes to start construction work on the St John’s neighbourhood this year subject to planning approval.

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