Allied London submits final plans for vertical village in Manchester


Allied London has submitted the final plans for the construction of the first vertical village Trinity Islands in the St John district in Manchester, UK.

The village was designed by architecture company Child Graddon Lewis (CGL) and will form riverside communities along the Irwell.

The mixed-use development will include 1,400 homes within five towers, with a choice to buy or to join private residential communities (PRC).

Allied London project director James Sidlow said: “Trinity Islands will appeal to a wide variety of people with its excellent onsite amenity and community-lead retail offering, as well as its sky gardens and lounges that allow residents to relax and unwind.

"One of the tallest residential schemes in Western Europe, residents will enjoy some of Manchester’s most scenic views.”

The firm has announced plans for two 26-storey towers, in addition to one of 37, one of 41 and another of 67 storeys to be built as part of the development.

"Trinity Islands will appeal to a wide variety of people with its excellent onsite amenity and community-lead retail offering, as well as its sky gardens and lounges."

Allied London chief executive Michael Ingall said: “Trinity Islands is without doubt one of our most ambitious developments so far.

"This area, at the dissection of two cities, is an incredibly important one and is developing rapidly."

The towers will also feature farmer’s markets, retail units, educational facilities, independent bars that will support locally brewed craft beer, cafes, workspace, community galleries and event spaces, as well as a new boat club.

Allied London intends to begin construction of the Trinity islands this year, subject to planning approval.


Image: Manchester’s first vertical village Trinity Islands. Photo: courtesy of Allied London.