Around 400 homes have been proposed for Skerton Road in Trafford, with an application to be submitted in February.
Under the proposals from Arcadian Developments, outlined in documents filed to Trafford Council as part of a pre-planning stage environmental impact assessment, the former Arkady Craigmillar factory in Trafford Bar would be redeveloped into a series of apartment blocks housing 400 homes.
There would be five blocks constructed on the three-acre site, according to the plans, ranging in height between six and eleven storeys, with associated car parking and landscaping.
The scheme is being designed by Tim Groom Architects and Zerum is the planning consultant. Urban Green provided a townscape and visual impact assessment for the scheme.
The site is bounded by Elsinore Road to the north-west and sits at the intersection of Tennis Street and Grove House.
Arkady Craigmillar, a UK supplier of bakery ingredients and frozen products, relocated to the Trafford site from its previous factory in Suffolk in 2002, but the UK company was dissolved in 2013 when US-based CSM Bakery Solutions acquired its brands.
When Arkady first moved to the site, it was reported to be spending £4m to modernise the site in order to increase production. However, the site is now vacant and derelict.
The scheme, for which further details are to be unveiled in the coming weeks, would be the latest development for Trafford Council, which is progressing the Civic Quarter regeneration masterplan.