New ‘vertical village’ given planning approval

Manchester’s first ‘vertical village’ in the nearby St John’s area of Manchester has been given the go ahead by Manchester City Council.

Trinity Islands is a proposed new development by Spinningfield-owner’s Allied London.

Due to be the tallest residential scheme in North West England, the towers will be 213 metres tall, overtaking Beetham Tower by some 50 metres.

The mixed-use development will consist of five distinctive towers, creating 1,400 new homes and a farmers market, education facility as well as a mix of commercial and retail units. It will also make the most of its position on the River Irwell with cafes, event spaces and a boat club.

Mike Ingall, Chief Executive of Allied London, commented “This is an ambitious and important development. It is not simply a residential development, it’s the creation of a community that can serve a much wider neighbourhood.

“Other developments in this new area have little to no community, retail, recreation uses, so we have been keen that Trinity Islands will be the heart of this new area.”