The proposed Chester Road development by a joint venture between Peel and Glenbrook is likely to be 14 storeys tall at its highest point.
A public consultation session was held yesterday at nearby Talbot Mill, where the plans for the project were shown ahead of a planning application being submitted by advisor How in December.
Guy Butler, director at Glenbrook, said: “Yesterday’s six-hour consultation event was well attended – over four times the number of people that came to the one we held for our Ellesmere Street scheme a couple of years ago.
“Interest surrounded the active ground floor frontage, the route to Cornbrook station, when we are starting construction and building finishes. A diverse group attended the event, and we have taken away the survey returns and are meeting with our design and construction teams to consider the feedback.
“It was mostly very positive and we are excited about getting the application ready for submission in the weeks ahead.”
The architects for the scheme are Sheppard Robson and Leach Rhodes Walker. Sheppard Robson is working on the PRS element, which will be delivered by Glenbrook and will feature two blocks at the Trentham Street side of the scheme. These will include 280 apartments and retail at ground floor, likely to be a convenience store.
Leach Rhodes Walker is working for Peel on the hotel and aparthotel building, which will be at the junction of Cornbrook Road and Bridgewater Way as it becomes Dinton Street.
The PRS part of the scheme will be built out first with the hotel to follow, the intention being for it to be a four- or five-star offer. The joint venture developers said that they will be improving the public realm all around the site, including a contribution to improving access to the Cornbrook Metrolink station.
Should planning be secured, the intention is for construction to begin in around eight months’ time, with construction workers moving over from Glenbrook’s Trilogy site at Ellesmere Street as that project reaches completion.