Final sign-off for Renaker’s 2,000-home skyscrapers
Manchester City Council handed down a decision notice for the £741m Trinity Islands on Friday, paving the way for work to start on the four-tower neighbourhood.
Renaker is now preparing to start construction of the 2,000-home, four-tower scheme, more than five years after plans for the Trinity Islands site were first proposed by Allied London.
Renaker took control of the site in late 2018 and set about reworking Allied’s scheme, which had proposed 1,400 apartments across four towers.
Another three years passed before Renaker lodged its revised plans with the city council last December.
The updated iteration of Trinity Islands, which reaches 60 storeys at its tallest point, was approved by Manchester City Council’s planning committee in February.
The SimpsonHaugh-designed towers will be delivered across two 2.2-acre plots on the River Irwell, divided by Trinity Way.
The plot located east of Trinity Way would house two diamond-form skyscrapers with a crystalline façade.
One tower would be 39 storeys, with 414 apartments. The other would be 48 storeys and have 521 apartments.
Work on this half of the scheme could finish by September 2026.
The plot to the west of Trinity Way is earmarked for two towers with curved facades.
One is 55 storeys with 483 apartments, while the other is 60 storeys with 532 apartments.
This phase of the project could finish in early 2031.
The project team for Trinity Islands includes:
- Deloitte – planning
- SimpsonHaugh – architecture
- Ensafe – air quality
- TPM – landscape architect
- WSP – climate change and wind microclimate
- GIA – daylight, sunlight and overshadowing and solar glare
- Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture – heritage
- Matt Fisher – noise and vibration
- Ekosgen – socio-economic issues
- Chris Burnett Associates – townscape and visual impact
- Vectos – traffic and transport
- Curtins Consulting – water resources
Looking to learn more? The application’s reference number with Manchester City Council is 132429/FO/2021.