Manchester City Council gives green light for City Gardens

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Manchester City Council has given the go ahead for DeTrafford Estates’ new City Gardens development, close to the Church of St George in Castlefield.

The proposals for the 11 storey apartment building were made several months ago and have now received the stamp of approval needed for work to begin.

The development comprises 86 apartments, 3 commercial units, associated parking and rooftop gardens as well as private terraces and balconies. And the news now signals the start of the third phase of a major re-development plan by the Manchester based company.

City Gardens will mark the third phase of the Castlefield masterplan, sitting along side; The Sky Gardens and The Roof Gardens, One Ellesmere Street which will create 319 new homes, a public square, courtyards and tree-lined walkways, together with 30,000 sq ft of commercial space.

Accommodation 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. Communal roof gardens on the eighth floor will include a sun terrace and picnic area, while the communal lobby will feature a vertical garden.

Founder and Director of DeTrafford Estates Group said, Gary Jackson 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 master plan 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.”

Building work will be undertaken by Pochin’s and is scheduled to commence this summer with an anticipated 18 month build programme, while work is already underway on phase one, The Roof Gardens, One Ellesmere Street.