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

Simpson Haugh has revealed designs for four new blocks of flats planned for brownfield land in Manchester city centre.

The design proposes two pairs of point blocks divided by the inner ring road.

Developer Renaker is planning to build up to 2,000 apartments on the Trinity Islands site. The towers range from 39 to 60 storeys and will provide a range of one-, two- and three-bedroom homes.

The scheme, in the Water Street and St John’s 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 bought the 4.4-acre site from developer Allied London in 2018.

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The proposed Trinity Islands development by Simpson Haugh

The developer is urging people to submit their thoughts on the proposed scheme by August 26. 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 John’s area.”

Renaker, established in 2006, says 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 which was also designed by Simpson Haugh.