Child Graddon Lewis building will be 237m high

Proposals to create a 67-storey skyscraper in Manchester have been approved by councillors.

The 237m high tower is part of the Trinity Islands residential development, by Allied London, which will provide 1,400 new homes in the city.

The scheme was granted planning permission by Manchester City Council’s planning and highways committee yesterday.

Designed by Child Graddon Lewis, the building will dwarf Ian Simpson’s Beetham Tower – which at 169m high is currently the city’s tallest building.

The height of the tower is the “product of trying to make a dynamic and attractive silhouette,” according to Greg Jones, associate director at Child Graddon Lewis. 

He added: “It’s going to be visible for miles, it’s a soaring aspirational building.”