Allied London is preparing to submit a planning application for Trinity Islands, the ‘vertical village’ on the edge of St John’s, first unveiled by chief executive Mike Ingall at MIPIM in 2015.
The five tower cluster would be delivered on a 4.7-acre plot near to the Museum of Science & Industry. The buildings, which are rhomboid in shape, would reach between 20 and 38 storeys in height, and sit on two podium blocks.
Designed by Child Graddon Lewis, Trinity Islands is made up of 1,233 apartments, at this stage intended for sale. The scheme also includes retail and leisure units, a gym, and an educational facility, with the final use to be decided with Manchester City Council.
The roof of the podium would be used for a park, with access from the street level.
Allied London consulted on its plans for Trinity Islands at the end of last year, when it suggested the highest tower could be built to up to 50 storeys. However, the height has now been reduced following feedback from Places Matter! and other campaign groups.
A planning application is due to be submitted by the autumn. It is envisaged that Trinity Islands would be built as the final phase of the £1.3bn St John’s regeneration scheme, which is due to complete by 2022.
Deloitte is the planner.