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Tim Groom Architects designed the scheme

Skerton Road apartments tipped for sign-off

Dan Whelan

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. 

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The site falls within Trafford’s Civic Quarter masterplan

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. 

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Absolutely class this

By Bob

These are nice. Love those arches.

By Elephant

Can’t see many balconies.

Where do these poor residents go if they want a breath of fresh air or a little private outdoor space of their own? Are they expected to stay cooped up indoors, all to save the developer a few quid?

I certainly wouldn’t buy or rent a place here without a balcony.

By Balcony watch

More flats with no balconies, they should be refused outright without hesitation until that’s changed. A flat without a balcony is a non starter for me…..

By Manc Man

There’s a lot of good stuff happening in Old Trafford and Stretford. A chance to bring better people to the area.

By Dan

This looks great. Well done all involved. Fingers crossed the scheme is approved. It’s all happening at Trafford Bar / Old Trafford.

By Matt Pickering

Great news, This is one of the best locations in Greater Manchester – Chorlton down the road, Town only 2 stops away on the met and Old Trafford around the corner.

By Matt

This looks great.

By .

Excellent, the eyesore that was there for 20 years gone, this will really bring this area up and the location is terrific. Trafford civic quarter next door, excellent transport connections and looks great on the face of it, long overdue.

By Dave H

The flats look like they are only one floor each. I refuse to entertain moving into here unless they are at least 2 storeys

By Mezzanine Watch

Hi Mezzanine Watch, that’s a great point. Large duplex flats make for a much more sustainable form of high density housing and should be incorporated into suburban apartment schemes as standard, along with balconies of course.

By Balcony watch

Another example of high density city centre type residential blocks creeping into Old Traffor.d which is predominately a 2 storey residential housing area

By Anonymous