Trafford Council approves Peel plan for Pomona

Peel Waters Proposed new residential offering at Manchester Waters - Terrace View

Plans submitted by Peel Waters, to create 159 new apartments at Manchester Waters, between The Bridgewater Canal and The Manchester Ship Canal have been approved by Trafford Council.

The two- and three- bedroom apartments will be split across two buildings, overlooking both historic canals, and will offer every future resident a home with a waterfront view.

There will be no affordable housing within the scheme, but Peel Waters will make a financial contribution equivalent to 20% affordable housing within Trafford and further contributions will be made “towards green spaces” and “schools in the local area”.

Designed by AHR architects the scheme includes a communal rooftop terrace, located above the entrance to the site, with views onto the Manchester Ship Canal and a residents’ courtyard garden and a new residents’ gym and yoga studio.

As part of the claims for the project being a sustainable development heat pumps and solar panels will generate energy on site and will be complemented by a heat recovery system, with the intention of making the buildings highly efficient.

There will be 159 cycle parking spaces and a car club where each parking space will have a dedicated EV charging point.

Close to Cornbrook and Pomona tram stops the site has been largely vacant for over 20 years and the masterplan proposals will deliver a high-quality scheme, transforming the area into a sustainable, mixed-use community say Peel.

James Whittaker, executive director for Peel Waters said: “We’re really pleased our plans have been approved to create these much needed, highly sustainable, homes at Manchester Waters.

“Manchester Waters is a prime residential site in Greater Manchester, which uniquely offers both the vibrancy of being in close proximity to the city centre with the wellbeing benefits of living on the waterside, creating a desirable location for both living and developing.

“We’re now focused on the delivery of these 159 homes and the opportunities this development will bring with them for the local community including new jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships through the construction phase.

“In addition to creating these new homes; we are continuing to significantly invest into the local area, which will include providing the next section of new improved pedestrian and cycle links between Manchester and MediaCity as well as contributing to improving local schools and green spaces in Trafford.”

Manchester Waters is part of Peel Waters, a UK wide portfolio of vibrant and innovative, waterfront developments, delivering large-scale, sustainable regeneration projects.


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