Proposals for 13-storey ‘Trafford View’ scheme submitted

Trafford View

Plans for a 13-storey apartment block have been submitted in Trafford.

Avison Young, with 5plus architects, has put forward a planning application for 88 residential apartments on Warwick Road, on behalf of Jumani Holdings Limited.

The brick building in the Civic Quarter will comprise a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments alongside a generous amenity offer and communal gardens.

The empty site has been subject to multiple planning applications in the past, most recently for a 12-storey, 89 apartment building, approved in October 2016.

While the permission was implemented, it was not delivered for viability reasons.

Neil Lucas, director of planning at Avison Young, said: “This application makes a number of changes to the previously approved scheme which result in an improved and co-ordinated design, and, most importantly, make it deliverable.

“The applications represent a sustainable development in a highly accessible location and will provide much sought-after housing.”

He added: “The process to create a scheme with an additional storey has resulted in a significantly improved design overall, in terms of appearance, size and in the quality of the residential units.”

Jacob Jumani, managing director at Jumani Holdings, said: “We are excited to bring forward our first scheme in Trafford and aim to set a new benchmark for quality here with our focus on the residential community lifestyle.

“The location is fantastic, and this will be a strong addition to the Civic Quarter. The views from the apartments and roof gardens will be stunning.”

Paul Norbury, director at 5plus architects, said: “We are designing homes which better support the needs of residents in this post-pandemic world.

“With the changing dynamics in residential design, space must work hard to provide flexibility whilst we spend more time at home.

“Alongside the roof garden we have designed a cycle workshop, 24-hour gym, lounge and co-working space to provide an alternative setting to those working from home.

“Roof terraces, Juliette balconies to all apartments, large windows and most apartments being dual aspect demonstrate the quality of the design.”

The site is located close to both Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Trafford Town Hall, with good access to public transport from the adjacent Old Trafford Metrolink stop.

A decision on the planning application is expected in November 2020.