Property developer DeTrafford Estates has hailed the award of planning consent for its City Gardens apartment scheme (pictured) in Manchester's Castlefield district, describing the news as "another milestone in the delivery of the proposed masterplan for the area".
Manchester City Council's planning committee has approved the proposed 11-storey apartment building, which will feature rooftop gardens, private terraces and balconies. The plan involves creating 86 apartments, three commercial units and parking. It is envisaged that City Gardens will sit alongside two other DeTrafford developments, the Sky Gardens and the Roof Gardens. City Gardens represents the third phase of the developer's wider masterplan for the area, which to date has seen permission for 319 homes, a public square, courtyards, tree-lined walkways and 30,000 sq ft of commercial space.
The accommodation on offer will include single-storey one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, with the top three floors comprising three-bedroom triplex penthouses and private terraces. Meanwhile, communal roof gardens on the eighth floor will include a sun terrace and picnic area, while the communal lobby will feature a vertical garden.
Gary Jackson, founder and director of DeTrafford Estates Group, said: "This approval allows us to move forward with the third phase of our development featuring roof garden living. "It marks another milestone in the delivery of the proposed masterplan for the area and supports its continuing transformation. Our schemes, offering boutique homes with easy access to outside space, are designed for today's city living and will contribute to an already great sense of community." Pochin's is scheduled to start the 18-month building programme in the summer of 2016. Work is already underway on the Roof Gardens, with all apartments and townhouses sold.