Plans in for Skerton Road apartments

An application for 400 homes on the former Arkady Craigmillar factory site in Trafford Bar has been submitted to the council, the latest in the Civic Quarter masterplan.

The Tim Groom Architects-designed scheme features a series of five apartment blocks ranging in height between six and eleven storeys, with associated car parking and landscaping.

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.

It 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.

The applicant is a special purpose vehicle named Arcadian Developments. Zerum is the planning consultant and Urban Green was landscape architect and provided a townscape and visual impact assessment for the scheme. The application had yet to be validated at the time of writing.

Trafford Council is working to progress its Civic Quarter regeneration masterplan, and this year approved a compulsory purchase order to buy the vacant former B&Q site on Great Stone Road from Accrue Capital, to help move forward its plans.

Meanwhile, a joint venture between developer Bruntwood and Trafford Council submitted plans in February for a large-scale regeneration of the former Kellogg’s site in Stretford, comprising up to 750 residential units on the 20-acre site.

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