Sanctuary’s proposal for Pomona Island is to rejuvenate the overgrown wasteland but at the same time respect the rich history when it was once the centre for Manchester’s entertainment. The Island is the connection between Trafford, Salford, Manchester City Centre, and was home to the botanical gardens and Royal Pomona Palace. Now, what remains are shrubs, trees, and the last dock. However, Pomona is a haven for plenty of insects, attracting mammals and even rare species of birds. The soil is full of minerals brought about by the canal allowing flowers and fruit to grow on the island. Sanctuary imagines this vast green space preserved and turned into a park and retreat for artists along with the Bridge Gallery (built using local materials) to display art and culture of Manchester. The project is also about bringing communities together, to encourage visitors to travel via greener methods, and ultimately to restore a thriving neighbourhood.