Peel Manchester Waters Ship Canal
AHR is the scheme's architect. Credit: Peel L&P

Peel progresses Manchester Waters resi

Neil Tague

The property company has submitted plans to Trafford Council for 162 homes within the 2,500-home masterplan area at Pomona Island.

Peel L&P’s application follows a 10-day public consultation. The proposals comprise the development of PRS apartments across two buildings of 12 and 14 storeys, with associated public realm.

AHR is the architect, with Turley engaged as planning consultant and Exterior Architecture advising on landscaping.

The project represents Peel’s first residential scheme within the masterplan area, where X1 has already delivered a two building first phase, comprising 215 apatments, within its 742-home segment of the overall site. Phase two’s first building is now on site.

An outline application for the wider 26-acre Pomona Island site is expected over the winter. Manchester Waters encompasses the whole of Pomona Island, a swathe of land that sits between the Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal straddling the Trafford, Salford and Manchester local authority areas.  

The two buildings, if approved, are to be constructed on a plot next to Rowlinsons’ Pomona Wharf development, which completed in 2017.  

Peel’s project includes apartments of one to three bedrooms, a communal terrace, courtyard garden and lounge, with cycle parking and electric vehicle charging points. There will be 42 car parking spaces.

James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s executive director of development, said: “This is the next step in our exciting plans for Manchester Waters.

“The feedback received from the public consultation has been valuable, with a number of existing residents in the area coming forward to say that they really enjoy living by the canal front in a location so close to Manchester city centre and transport links.”

Peel Manchester Waters Res Garden

The project includes a communal terrace. Credit: Peel L&P

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This should be a park

By allergic to squirrels

No it shouldn’t. There are two perfectly good parks close by.

This scheme much look better than the one upstream completed a few years ago.

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