Trafford Waters set to bring thousands of new homes

Plans to bring an exciting new community to Greater Manchester have today been given the green light by Trafford Council which is expected to create 5,000 jobs and bring 3,000 new homes, local amenities, over 100,000 sqft of commercial space and a new primary school to Trafford.

Over the next 20 years, the £1 billion investment by Peel Land and Property will create Trafford Waters - a vibrant, new neighbourhood, which will be situated on 50 acres of land along the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal within Traffordcity, home of intu Trafford Centre and other major regional attractions.

This sustainable development will significantly contribute to the local housing needs of a growing population and will include family homes, as well as a new primary school and health and community facilities, to support its new residents.

Reflecting the model of other successful mixed-use waterfront developments by Peel, such as MediaCityUK, there will be 16 acres of high quality, open landscaped space which is the equivalent of 11 football pitches. This will include four multi-use games areas and children’s play parks for the community to enjoy. This area will be activated by ground floor, small-scale shops as well as food and drink outlets.

James Whittaker, Peel Land and Property’s Group Development Director, said: “Trafford Waters will bring a unique neighbourhood to Greater Manchester, which will not only provide much-needed residential housing but also office space which will help unlock business and employment opportunities.

“The development will be sustainable and feature cycleways, plenty of landscaped, green spaces and waterways, making it a really attractive place to live, work and play. It will be a high quality development that will feature everything families would expect an established urban community to have and we’re very excited to be bringing this to the people of Trafford.”

Cllr Sean Anstee, Leader of Trafford Council added: “Trafford Waters has all of the characteristics to be a model for urban regeneration and the creation of a high quality place that people choose to live and work.  This sustainable development will bring significant investment into Trafford alongside a further boost for our local economy, already the most resilient in the North West.

“That the application has been granted on the very day final approval has been received to commence construction of the Metrolink Trafford Park line, simply goes to show that where we have a plan for major development, the necessary improvements to public transport and roads alongside new schools and green spaces can be a reality.”

Peel has directly committed to spending £30 million towards the new extended A57 road into Traffordcity at junction 10 of the M60, which includes a new lifting bridge link crossing the Manchester Ship Canal adjacent to Barton Bridge. This new link bridge and road is due to be completed next year, which will further enhance its accessibility.

 Peel’s Trafford Waters project team include: NJL Consulting, the IBI Group, Gillespies, The Traffic Transport and Highway Consultancy, BWB Consulting and The Remarkable Group.

Trafford Waters plans submitted

Peel Land & Property has submitted a planning application to Trafford Council for Trafford Waters, a proposed mixed-use development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. The application, which is the culmination of several years of research and planning, follows a public exhibition at which the proposal was welcomed by local residents.

Trafford Waters will be a sustainable urban neighbourhood, including a vibrant residential community and diverse business location. In total, the proposal represents a £1 billion investment in the area, and is expected to provide up to 5,000 jobs and the prospect of millions of pounds of new tax revenues.

James Whittaker, Development Director at Peel Land & Property, said:

“We were very pleased by the public response to our plans for Trafford Waters. We believe they offer an excellent opportunity for a disused site to become a home for a new community. Our proposal is for a high-density development in an attractive, green setting, building on the latest thinking in planning and architecture to create a place to live, work and play that will be unlike any other in Greater Manchester.”

Trafford Waters will combine up to 3,000 apartments with approximately 80,000m2 of high-specification offices, and 6,700m2 of small-scale retail, leisure and community uses. Green corridors and waterways throughout the site, which is next to the intu Trafford Centre and Trafford Leisure Village, will help sustain vitality and vibrancy and attract residents, businesses and visitors. The development will have excellent public transport links, and will be easily accessible to pedestrians and cyclists. A number of road improvements already underway in the local area will ensure the site has good connections to the motorway network and wider region.

The application will be considered by Trafford Council’s Planning Development Control Committee, and is expected to be determined later this year.

Peel unveils £1 billion plans for Trafford Waters

Peel Land & Property has announced plans for an innovative, mixed-use development to be known as Trafford Waters. The development, situated on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford, close to the Trafford Leisure Village and intu Trafford Centre, will be a sustainable urban neighbourhood, with both a vibrant residential and a diverse business community.

The scheme will combine up to 3,000 high-density housing apartments, including many suitable for families, with approximately 875,000ft2 of high-specification commercial space, including offices, small-scale retail, leisure and community uses. Green corridors and waterways throughout the site will ensure that it is well-integrated, with large amounts of high-quality green space that will help sustain vitality and vibrancy and attract residents, businesses and visitors. Altogether, the proposal represents an investment of approximately £1 billion, and will create in excess of 5,000 jobs.

Commenting on the plans, James Whittaker, Development Director at Peel Land & Property, said:

“We have been working on the vision and masterplan for Trafford Waters for over 15 years. It will be an exemplar, sustainable development that will create a space for a new community to live, work and play. The strong links with the intu Trafford Centre and Trafford Leisure Village and unrivalled transport connections, including the Trafford Park Metrolink extension, will make Trafford Waters the place to be.

“I am delighted that we are able to present plans which, if approved, will help address housing need in the area and provide new business and employment opportunities, all while regenerating and enhancing a prominent but underused site in a fantastic waterfront location. I am confident that Trafford Waters will be an asset to the entire region.”

Trafford Waters will be linked to the intu Trafford Centre by a Green Bridge, providing residents, employees and visitors with easy access to the bus station and Metrolink stop. The development will be well-situated for transport access by a range of transport options, and including cyclists and pedestrians. A number of road improvements already underway in the local area will ensure easy connections to the motorway network and wider region.

A two-day public exhibition has been arranged so that members of the local community can find out more about the proposals. Members of the project team will be on hand to talk people through the scheme and answer questions. The exhibition will be:

At: Venus, 1 Old Park Lane, Trafford Quays, Manchester, M41 7HA

On: Thursday, 19 March from 3 pm to 7 pm Saturday, 21 March from 11 am to 3 pm

More information can be found by visiting www.traffordwaters.co.uk or by calling the Freephone project information line on 0800 298 7040.