Developer CJM Investments’ plans for 367 homes on the former Arkady Craigmillar factory site in Trafford Bar have been recommended for approval by the council.
The scheme, designed by Tim Groom Architects, comprises five apartment blocks ranging in height between six and 10 storeys.
The original application, lodged with Trafford Council in March, sought consent for 400 apartments and blocks of up to 11 storeys, but the plans have been slightly scaled back.
Part of the borough’s Civic Quarter masterplan, the three-acre site on Skerton Road is bounded by Elsinore Road to the north-west and sits at the intersection of Tennis Street and Grove House.
The site has been vacant and derelict since Arkady Craigmillar, a UK supplier of bakery ingredients and frozen products, relocated to a different Trafford site after the company was acquired by US-based CSM Bakery Solutions in 2013.
Zerum is the planning consultant and Urban Green is the landscape architect and landscape planner.
CJM Investments was incorporated in April and is headed up by director John Main.
Trafford Council is working to progress its Civic Quarter masterplan, which includes the large-scale regeneration of the former Kellogg’s site in Stretford, comprising up to 750 residential units on the 20-acre site – a scheme that won planning approval in September.
The £208m Kellogg’s project will be delivered by a joint venture between the council and developer Bruntwood.