Plans for 149 new flats in Old Trafford are set to be decided upon this week.
Proposals are to demolish the multi-storey building at 66 Talbot Road and build two buildings, one six-storey and one 13 storeys in height, for the apartments.
Investar Ltd are behind the application and plan for the flats, which will sit on a 40,000-square-foot plot on Talbot Road, close to White City, are part of Trafford Council’s huge Civic Quarter Masterplan.
The masterplan would completely transform the area around Trafford Town Hall, from White City to Old Trafford with plans for 750 homes, a new leisure centre, primary school and a 100-bedroom hotel.
The 55-hectare site includes the town hall, Lancashire Cricket Club, the former Kellogg’s factory site and stretches up to the A56/Chester Road and White City retail park.
The 149 new homes, designed by Tim Groom Architects and headed up by developers Investar Property Group will be split across two brick buildings with a landscaped garden between them, if approved by Trafford Council’s planning committee.
The committee is due to discuss the plans on Thursday.
As part of the plans, an existing Victorian villa on site will be retained and renovated. These were previously used as offices and Investar purchased the site last year.