Following the end of a consultation on the 2,000-home scheme, the developer’s planning consultant Deloitte has prepared a scoping request for the project to determine what environmental issues should be considered before it can progress.
The submission of an environmental impact assessment scoping request is standard practice for large developments. It is sent to statutory consultees to inform them about what issues will be considered prior to the submission of a planning application.
The project team that has informed the EIA for Trinity Islands includes:
- Deloitte – planning
- SimpsonHaugh – architecture
- Ensafe – air quality
- WSP – climate change and wind microclimate
- GIA – daylight, sunlight and overshadowing and solar glare
- Stephen Levrant Heritage Architecture – heritage
- Matt Fisher – noise and vibration
- Ekosgen – socio-economic issues
- Chris Burnett Associates – townscape and visual impact
- Vectos – traffic and transport
- Curtins Consulting – water resources
Renaker aims to submit a planning application for the four-tower scheme this autumn.
“The Trinity Islands proposals will strengthen the connections to the city centre, deliver a major new piece of public realm and make a major contribution to the vibrancy and success of the St. Johns area” according to Renaker.
The project comprises four towers ranging from 39 to 60 storeys.
The development is divided into two sites, located on either side of Trinity Way on the Manchester side of the River Irwell.
The first, labelled C by Renaker, is 2.2 acres and would hold two diamond-form towers, each with a crystalline façade. These towers would be delivered first.
The second site, known as D, is also 2.2 acres. The two towers on D would have curved façades.
Around 10,000 sq ft of ground floor amenity is proposed across the development, as well as 3.2 acres of open space and public realm.
Trinity Islands falls within the St John’s Masterplan, the Water Street Strategic Regeneration Framework and the Castlefield Conservation Area.
SimpsonHaugh is the architect for the project and TPM Landscape is the landscape designer.
Trinity Islands has been years in the making, with planning approval secured by original developers Allied London in 2017 for five residential towers ranging from 25 to 65 storeys.
Renaker purchased the 4.4-acre site in 2018. It said on the consultation site that the company wanted to improve those original plans by providing better access to the riverside walkway and boosting sunlight conditions at the ground level.