TRAFFORD Council has given the go-ahead to create a ‘vibrant new neighbourhood’ within Trafford City; home to intuTrafford Centre and attractions such as Chill Factor, Eventcity and Airkix. 

The development will be sustainable and feature cycleways, plenty of landscaped, green spaces and waterways

Expected to create 5000 jobs, 3000 new homes - contributing to the local housing needs of a growing population - and its own primary school, Trafford Waters comes courtesy of a £1 billion investment by Peel Land and Property and is due to be completed over the next twenty years. 

Reflecting the model of other mixed-use waterfront developments by Peel, such as MediaCityUK, there will be sixteen acres of high quality, open landscaped space. The equivalent of eleven football pitches, this will include four multi-use games areas and children’s play parks for the community to enjoy. The area will be activated by ground floor, small-scale shops, alongside several 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. 

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“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 also invested £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. Due to be completed next year, this will further enhance the area’s 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.