Developer Jumani Holdings has lodged fresh plans for 88 apartments over 13 storeys at a site close to Trafford Town Hall.
The developer is advised by Avison Young and the scheme has been designed by architect 5plus, which also delivered the 2013 refurbishment of the town hall opposite. Jumani proposes a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments with amenities including a cycle workshop, 24-hour gym, lounge and co-working space and communal gardens.
Various planning applications have previously come forward for the cleared site, most recently a 12-storey, 89-apartment building, approved in October 2016 but never delivered, with the developer citing viability issues. That developer sold the site in October 2019 to Jumani for an undisclosed sum.
Neil Lucas, director of planning at Avison Young, said: “This application makes a number of changes to the previously approved scheme which result in an improved and co-ordinated design, and most importantly make it deliverable.
“The applications represent a sustainable development in a highly accessible location and will provide much sought-after housing. The process to create a scheme with an additional storey has resulted in a significantly improved design overall, in terms of appearance, size and in the quality of the residential units.”
The site lies between the Trafford pub and Warwickgate House, with both the Old Trafford football and cricket grounds close by. The local authority is taking forward plans for its Civic Quarter masterplan in the area.
Jacob Jumani, managing director at Jumani Holdings, said: “We are excited to bring forward our first scheme in Trafford and aim to set a new benchmark for quality here with our focus on the residential community lifestyle. The location is fantastic, and this will be a strong addition to the Civic Quarter.”
Paul Norbury, director at 5plus architects, said: “We are designing homes which better support the needs of residents in this post pandemic world. With the changing dynamics in residential design, space must work hard to provide flexibility whilst we spend more time at home.”