Trinity Islands


Completion: Ongoing

Client: Allied London


The Team:

Paul Graddon

Gregory Jones

Lucy Devereux

Anna Christiansen


CGL’s design focuses on fostering an integrated community within the village and within Manchester.

The proposed vertical village scheme will be located at the western end of the new 4.7 acre St. John’s Manchester. Child Graddon Lewis’ mixed-use development takes high density living to a new level, incorporating places to work, eat, rest and play. The scheme designed for Allied London comprises of five elegant residential towers that sit on a park level podium, with the tallest to stand at ground floor + 66 storeys above. The vertical village is a sustainable model for high density urban living providing accommodation, public gardens, restaurants, commercial, educational and medical amenities and even facilities for the growing of food. The buildings orientation is designed to allow excellent sunlight levels and attractive views from within each of the 1,400 apartments.

The Trinity Islands’ towers will offer residents the ultimate in convenience, with farmer’s markets, retail units and educational facilities forming the core of a city-centre village. This best-in-class neighbourhood will be a high-street and town square to its inhabitants, boasting independent bars supporting locally-brewed craft beer, cafes, community galleries and event space as well as a new boat club which will benefit from direct access to the River Irwell.

Trinity Islands’ mission will be centred on creating a sense of community, offering much more than just one and two bedroom apartments. It will provide facilities, amenities and spaces in which communities can form; necessary to direct residents of Trinity Islands and those in surrounding areas.

Allied London proposes to start construction work on the St. John’s neighbourhood in 2017 subject to planning approval. 


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