Mulbury has submitted its plans for 108 apartments for sale, on the site of the derelict Excelsior Mill in Hulme Hall Road.
The developer revealed the designs for the £26m project by Tim Groom Architects last month.
The scheme will see the site of the former printing and book binding works used to build an eight-storey development next to the Bridgewater Canal.
The site has been vacant since the building partially collapsed in July 2015 and had to be demolished.
The one, two and three-bedroom apartments will be marketed for private sale. Some of the apartments have balconies and access to a communal roof garden. A basement car park will provide on-site parking.
James Alderson, head of Mulbury City, the company’s city centre residential division, said: “This is an important scheme for Castlefield because it fills in a vacant plot along the canal.
“It also brings back an active frontage to the canal towpath with its double-height entrance. We’ve had overwhelmingly positive feedback so far on the design of the scheme.”
Deloitte Real Estate provided planning advice to Mulbury.