Contractor Rowlinson and developer Peel have jointly submitted a planning application to Trafford Council to build 164 apartments next to the rail viaduct 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.
No one at Rowlinson was available to comment.