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DeTrafford Estates’ City Gardens, an 11 storey apartment building with rooftop gardens, private terraces and balconies in Castlefield, has been given the go-ahead. It signals the start of the third phase of a major re-development plan by the Manchester based company.

The City Council’s planning committee at its meeting on Thursday 7 April approved a scheme comprising 86 apartments, 3 commercial units and associated parking. 

City Gardens will sit alongside two other DeTrafford developments, The Sky Gardens and The Roof Gardens, One Ellesmere Street and is part of a wider master plan for the area which could see the provision of 1,300 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. 

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 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 14 month build programme.  Work is already underway on phase one, The Roof Gardens, One Ellesmere Street, with all apartments and townhouses sold.

If you would like to find out more about The City Gardens, please get in touch with Kane, our Sales Director, at