Pomona Wharf flats approved

Contractor Rowlinson and developer Peel’s joint planning application has been approved by Trafford Council, paving the way for a controversial 164-apartment scheme next to the viaduct at St George’s at the Manchester end of Pomona Island.

The Nicol Thomas-designed blocks of 11 and 10 storeys will occupy a site owned by Peel between Hulme Hall Road, and the Manchester Ship and Bridgewater canals. Peel will sell the site to Rowlinson now planning consent has been granted. There will be 80 one-bed, 63 two-bed and 21 three-bed apartments. The designs includes car parking, concierge, cycle storage, gym and green roof with solar panels.

The scheme was passed despite fierce objections and social media campaigns by residents opposed to the plans on design quality grounds and over the use of green space.

In September, Greater Manchester Combined Authority awarded the development more than £10m from the new £300m housing fund for the city region.

The development will front the Manchester Ship Canal and be accessed through the second to bottom railway arch before the Bridgewater Canal.

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These are GORGEOUS

By James

Sub Soviet Era Retro Chic?

By observer

So bland. Such mediocrity. Wow.

By Sceptic

hope the reserved matters require upgrade in quality.

By andrew

Just because Peel are massive, Trafford should refuse to be pushed around, and demand better quality, these are the slums of the future! Total disgrace!

By John

There is something seriously wrong when a £bn company is given a grant to develop something so mediocre in what potentially could be an interesting and different development.

Do Politicians and Planners listen to the people anymore? Is logic and commonsense a victim of cuts?

By Wolfie Smith

Where the ships???? Thats what the CANAL WAS BUILT FOR AND INSTEAD OF ITS HINTERLAND BEING USED AS SPECULATIVE LAND IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN USED TO WIDEN AND DEEPEN THE CANAL FOR FUTURE USAGE WHICH WILL ONE DAY COME BACK TO BITES US . Soon we will no longer be able to travel by road from one city to the other in practical terms such will be the log jam cause d by road freight ……where did it all go wrong ?This is Beeching by another medium.

By don draper

Furthermore you can build flats and offices anywhere there are few places you can sail and berth an ocean going ship and load or discharge her of her valuable cargo. The ship canal and Pomona Docks as it was is one of them. Difficult to reverse once you have box dwellings in the way

By don draper

So nice to wake up, open your curtains looking into someone else’s flat. In a nice exposed area where you wouldn’t walk alone at night, sounds delightful.

By really?

Don Draper is so correct, this has the same mentality and lack of foresight of many local Boroughs still permitting housing developments on former railway lines. We are wasting important dormant infrastructure that we could no longer afford to create today but will undoubtedly fins ourselves wishing we still had as a way to address future transport and low carbon issues. Peel have Trafford in their pocket like the Mansour’s have with M/cr. Doesn’t make the flats any nicer either. Yuk. But sadly no surprise.

By Cassandra

Madge Harvey abusing the neighbours is all this Travelodge Benidorm needs. What an absolutely hideous design. They look like the refaced flats on Hulme roundabout.Devolution could mean more of the same folks.

By Elephant

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