Contractor Rowlinson and developer Peel’s joint planning application has been approved by Trafford Council, paving the way for a controversial 164-apartment scheme next to the viaduct at St George’s at the Manchester end of Pomona Island.
The Nicol Thomas-designed blocks of 11 and 10 storeys will occupy a site owned by Peel between Hulme Hall Road, and the Manchester Ship and Bridgewater canals. Peel will sell the site to Rowlinson now planning consent has been granted. There will be 80 one-bed, 63 two-bed and 21 three-bed apartments. The designs includes car parking, concierge, cycle storage, gym and green roof with solar panels.
The scheme was passed despite fierce objections and social media campaigns by residents opposed to the plans on design quality grounds and over the use of green space.
In September, Greater Manchester Combined Authority awarded the development more than £10m from the new £300m housing fund for the city region.
The development will front the Manchester Ship Canal and be accessed through the second to bottom railway arch before the Bridgewater Canal.