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Highrise City ‘Village’ Set To Be Approved In Manchester
Manchester is experiencing a construction boom at present and while the Hilton tower has dominated the city’s skyline as the tallest building for many years, it’s soon set to be overshadowed with new projects in the pipeline.
Allied London’s development at Trinity Island, which is described by the firm as Manchester’s first vertical village, has been designed by architects Child Graddon Lewis and is expected to receive planning permission by the end of July, according to Construction Enquirer.
The news provider revealed that planning chiefs have recommended the scheme for approval, with a planning meeting at the end of the month expected to rubberstamp the development of five towers in the city centre.
One of the towers will be 67 storeys, making it Manchester’s highest building once it’s completed. The other four towers will range between 26 and 41 storeys in height, providing 1,400 homes, as well as retail units, education facilities, bars, cafes, restaurants and community spaces.
Commenting on the development, Michael Ingall, chief executive of Allied London, described it as “one of our most ambitious developments so far”.
“Allied London are ambitious and motivated to deliver something both exciting and sustainable,” he added.
This is one of a number of large-scale building projects taking place or set to begin in the city, which means there’s likely to be strong demand for scaffolding contractors in Manchester in the coming months.
Earlier this month, the Manchester Evening News highlighted the range of schemes under construction, pointing to the New Bailey, Middlewood Locks and Owen Street developments as examples of the city’s building boom.