A £68m residential development a stone’s throw from Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium has been given planning approval.
Trafford Council’s planners gave the green light to No.1 Old Trafford, a £68m two-tower project by developer Cole Waterhouse, at a planning committee last night.
Designed by architect 5plus, No.1 Old Trafford will provide 354 apartments across two towers of 18 and 15 storeys in height, retail units on the ground floor, and improved public realm and communal gardens.
Construction News revealed last month that Forrest was in negotiations to build the scheme, which sits next to the route of the planned £350m Trafford Park Metrolink line approved late last year.
It is also close to the Victoria Warehouse music venue and the 18 m-high Skyhook sculptures installed in 1995.
The site is currently home to a brick storage and distribution warehouse, which would be demolished as part of the plans.
Mace is acting as project manager and cost consultant on the scheme, while Paul Butler Associates is planning consultant and CBRE the agent.
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Cole Waterhouse CEO Damian Flood said: “This scheme will bring a vibrant neighbourhood to this fantastic location and we are looking forward to progressing with the construction now.”
CBRE’s Steven Verity added: “We are extremely excited to be working on this gateway development in such a strategic area.
“The scheme will provide exceptional residential accommodation, a vibrant neighbourhood and much-needed public realm to the area for those who live in Manchester, Salford and Trafford.”
Trafford’s planners have also given the green light to Cornbrook Works, a 363-home development near Cornbrook Metrolink stop, worth £50m.
Designed by Tim Groom Architects for client Bellward Properties, the project includes five towers, with the highest reaching 19 storeys.