Trafford Council is set to approve the development of 164 apartments at Pomona Island by Peel and contractor Rowlinson, while Salford City Council has granted planning consent to Knight Knox for a 133-apartment tower at Trafford Road.
At the St George’s end of Pomona Island, the Nicol Thomas-designed blocks of 11 and 10 storeys would occupy a site owned by Peel between Hulme Hall Road, and the Manchester Ship and Bridgewater canals. It is understood Peel would sell the site to Rowlinson if planning consent is granted. There would be 80 one-bed, 63 two-bed and 21 three-bed apartments. The designs include car parking, concierge, cycle storage, gym and green roof with solar panels.
The development will front the Manchester Ship Canal and be accessed through the second to bottom railway arch before the Bridgewater Canal.
Pomona Docks was a set of five docks on the Manchester Ship Canal. All the docks were filled after commercial activity ceased at the docks. The area has seen little redevelopment unlike other similar areas in Salford Quays.
Engineer Shepherd Gilmour is advising Rowlinson.
In Salford, the city council has approved a planning application from Knight Knox International for a 133-apartment development of up to 14-storeys.
Knight Knox submitted the planning application in August for a vacant site in Trafford Road, Salford.
The block at 211 Trafford Road, designed by Coda Studios, is a part-eight, part-11 and part-14 storey tower. The flats would range from between one and three bedrooms.
The vacant plot next to the River Irwell is bounded by Trafford Road and Elmira Way and is next to the X1 The Exchange scheme which Knight Knox is delivering in partnership with X1 Developments.
The scheme at 211 Trafford Road will also include a private landscaped courtyard at first floor level and a 2,000 sq ft ground floor commercial unit.