Manchester: transforming ‘hidden gem’ Pomona Island into a ‘bustling new community’

Manchester: transforming ‘hidden gem’ Pomona Island into a ‘bustling new community’

The development forms part of a regeneration for the area, which will be renamed ‘Manchester Waters’.

The site's fortunes could be turned around with the development
The site’s fortunes could be turned around with the development
Plans to transform the ‘hidden gem’ of Pomona Island into a bustling new community are one step closer to becoming a reality.

An application for a further three blocks of apartments on the former dockland is being considered by Trafford Council later this week.

The blocks, which are 15, 17 and 19 storeys high, will comprise 216 one bedroom flats, 274 two beds and 36 three beds.

Developers X1 Developments, the property tycoons behind the plans, are responsible for a string of new apartment blocks across Manchester and Liverpool. X1 Developments boast on their website that each of the three apartment blocks will be worth between £31m and £37m.

The development forms part of a regeneration of the Pomona Island area, which will be renamed ‘Manchester Waters’ under X1 Development’s vision. The 22-acre site, owned by Peel Holdings, is on the Manchester Ship and Bridgewater canals and straddles Manchester, Salford and Trafford.

The site has been split into twelve development plots, with eight for flats, two for retail and leisure and one for commercial business.

Building has already commenced on neighbouring Pomona Wharf, at the St George’s Island end of Pomona, with two blocks of 216 apartments under construction.

An apartment in the complex is for sale on RightMove for £199,995 and promises to be ready by the end of this year.

The Pomona Island area originally opened in 1845 and promised an idyllic escape from hectic city life. Locals enjoyed attractions including a billiard room, shooting gallery and bowling room… (click link below to read full story)

Source: Manchester Evening News

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