UK-based developer Allied London has released its detailed plans for constructing a six-tower vertical village in Manchester.
Termed ‘Trinity Island’, the project will mark the first phase of a wider development scheme for the St John’s area, which also houses ITV’s former Granada Studios site.
While the newly launched plans are under consultation, detailed designs are likely to be submitted later this year.
Situated south of Liverpool Road, the project includes development of 1,200 homes within the six interconnected towers, with the tallest one standing at 50 storeys.
The tower, to be built across a 4.7-acre site, will sit on podiums designed as landscaped fields, containing parking and other amenities necessary for a community development in a structure.
In addition to living spaces, the development will also offer facilities to shop, work, play and eat, along with community amenities such as a school, a medical centre and podium areas for a small urban farm and playground.
Trinity Island’s location will be challenging as it is surrounded by highways, infrastructure and River Irwell, Allied London said.
The project intends to transform the once-peripheral site into a self-sufficient and sustainable community space that can survive economically.
Allied London chief executive Michael Ingall said: "Trinity Islands will be a highly sustainable, high-density residential scheme that will provide a critical mass of residents to support the community, commercial and ancillary shopping and leisure spaces, and create a vibrant, diverse and integrated village community.
"The overall masterplan for this area of Manchester is extensive, and the key to this and other developments by the likes of Muse, Renaker and Scarborough Group across the river in Salford will be an appropriate infrastructure plan.
"We intend to foster a close relationship with all parties to look at this area of the city as whole to the benefit of all stakeholders, with establishing important community and transport infrastructure as a key aim."