A pair of buildings comprising 162 homes designed by AHR Architects is the next tranche of the 26-acre masterplan to come forward.
A consultation on the project, which features a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments available for private rent, opens today and will run until 10 October.
Turley is advising on the planning application for the project, due to be submitted this autumn.
The scheme forms part of Peel L&P’s Manchester Waters development, which encompasses the whole of Pomona Island, a swathe of land that sits between the Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal west of the city centre, straddling Trafford, Salford and Manchester local authority areas.
The two buildings will reach 12 and 14 storeys and are to be constructed on a plot next to Rowlinsons’ Pomona Wharf development, which completed in 2017.
James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s executive director of development said: “We’re excited to be bringing forward the latest proposals to deliver much-needed high quality homes to rent on this well-located brownfield site.
“The principle of the development is to regenerate the vacant site and create a sustainable community that can thrive within a peaceful setting on the waterfront.”
An outline planning application for the development of the wider Pomona Island is being prepared and is expected to be submitted in 2022.
A project team comprising Jon Matthews Architects, planning consultant Turley and landscape architect Exterior Architecture, is formulating the long-awaited formalised masterplan.
Earlier phases of Manchester Waters include two X1 developments totalling 742 apartments.
Phase one, two buildings of nine- and 10-storeys, completed last year, while the next phase, three buildings ranging from 14- to 18-storeys, is under construction.