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Child Graddon Lewis lodges plans in Manchester for ‘one of tallest schemes in Europe’

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Child Graddon Lewis has submitted plans for a major riverside scheme in Manchester providing 1,400 new apartments arranged in five towers, including a 67-storey skyscraper

If approved, the 67-storey tower will be the tallest building in Manchester, ahead of the 169m Beetham Tower and the under-construction 64-storey Tower One in Owen Street by SimpsonHaugh and Partners.

Dubbed ‘Trinity Islands’, the scheme is described as the city’s ‘first vertical village’. The other proposed towers are 41 storeys, 37 storeys and two of 26 storeys.

Backed by Allied London, the plans for a former car park site next to the River Irwell also include shops, bars, gallery space, a riverside walkway, gym and boat club.

James Sidlow, project director at Allied London, described it as ‘one of the tallest residential schemes in Western Europe’.

Greg Jones, associate director of Child Graddon Lewis, said: ‘The aim of Trinity Islands is to provide Manchester with the opportunity to create a world-class neighbourhood and a self-sustaining community of residents and workers.

‘This is a project that goes beyond what’s required and not only creates housing – a well-known priority for the UK – but rather an environment that benefits local communities.’

If the plans are approved, work is expected to start on site in 2017.

The site is adjacent to the £1.35 billion St John’s regeneration scheme, backed by Allied London in partnership with Manchester City Council, on the former ITV Granada Studios site. The latest plans for this scheme – 600 new homes contained in 36-storey twin towers by Denton Corker Marshall – were approved earlier this week.

Project data

Type of project Residential led mixed use
Location Manchester
Client Allied London
Architect Child Graddon Lewis
Landscape architect Gillespies
Planning consultant Deloitte
Structural engineer WSP
M&E consultant WSP
Gross internal floor area 175,857m²

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