Four towers providing 2,000 homes planned for brownfield Trinity Islands site

Developer Renaker has published details of plans to build four new tower blocks on brownfield land in Manchester city centre.

The developer is proposing to build up to 2,000 apartments on the Trinity Islands site in four new towers, designed by Simpson Haugh. The towers range from 39 to 60 storeys and will provide a range of one, two and three bedroom homes.

The development plans, in the Water Street and St Johns Strategic Regeneration Framework Area, are part of a wider drive for regeneration on land alongside the River Irwell in the west of the city centre. Renaker purchased the 4.4 acre-site off developer Allied London in 2018. The scheme will feature two pairs of tower blocks divided by the inner ring road.

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The proposed Trinity Islands development

The developer is urging people to submit their thoughts on the proposed scheme by 26 August. A planning application will then be submitted in the autumn.

In its consultation document, Renaker said: “The Trinity Islands proposals will strengthen the connections to the city centre, deliver a major new piece of public realm and make a major contribution to the vibrancy and success of the St. Johns area.”

Renaker, established in 2006, says that it has around 2,900 homes currently under construction. It focuses on high-rise developments in and around Manchester City centre and has delivered several schemes including the four-tower Deansgate Square development.