NEW DEVELOPMENT: The £741m Trinity Island Skyscrapers

Plans look set to go ahead for Renaker's £741m Trinity Island towers..

By Ben Brown | 11 February 2022

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Another set of skyscrapers look set to enhance Manchester’s skyline over the next few years, as plans for four towers are set to be approved by the Council shortly.

Renaker’s Trinity Island buildings, designed by SimpsonHaugh, would offer 1,950 one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and have nearly 4,000 sq ft of commercial space.

The Council looks set to approve the plans, citing the positive impacts the scheme would have on the city’s housing supply and on the city skyline.

The skyscrapers will be located in plots just on the side of the Trinity Way, named C & D – each one containing two towers each.

Plot C will comprise two diamond-form skyscrapers with a crystalline façade. One tower would be 39 storeys, with 414 apartments. The other would be 48 storeys and have 521 apartments, while PLot D will have two towers with curved facades – one is 55 storeys with 483 apartments, while the other is 60 storeys with 532 apartments.

The buildings would offer commercial space and residential amenities, including gyms, lounges and meeting rooms, plus three acres of public space, including informal play areas for the kids.

Plans also include 566 car parking spaces, with 20% with EV charging points. To encourage active travel, the scheme includes 1,950 spaces for cycles for residents, and 58 visitor cycle spaces.

If planning permission is granted next week, work on the plots will begin in March, with Plot C completing in 2026, and D in early 2031.