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Anwyl acquires The Meadow from Wain Estates

The housebuilder has bought the 15-acre residential development, part of Wain Estates’ long-term plan to regenerate the former Shell refinery in Trafford, and plans to build 160 homes there.

Wain Estates sold the residential development site, known as The Meadow, on Manchester Road to Anwyl Homes Lancashire for an undisclosed sum, following a competitive tender process. JLL and Colliers advised on the sale.

Anwyl now intends to submit plans to redevelop the site into 160 homes, with public open space, play areas, and landscaping.

Wain Estates is redeveloping the wider Shell refinery site into a mixed-use community called Carrington Village, which will comprise homes built around a village hub with shops and other amenities. This scheme in turn is part of Trafford Council’s New Carrington masterplan – a 2,000-acre regeneration scheme proposed to deliver 6,000 homes, 4m sq ft of commercial uses, and various community facilities.

Wain Estates has already started building The Place, a 277-home development at the eastern edge of Carrington Village, the first 33 properties of which have been sold off-plan.

The Meadow is the second Greater Manchester site acquired by Anwyl Homes Lancashire as part of its own expansion plans. The Chorley-based housebuilder bought 15 acres on Manchester Road East in Heywood earlier this month and is starting ground works to build 120 homes in a scheme that already has planning approval from Rochdale Council.

“Our plan for The Meadow is for a development of up to 160 dwellings that includes both private and affordable homes, in a choice of two-, three-, and four-bedroom styles,” said John Grime, managing director for Anwyl Homes Lancashire.

“Subject to planning, we anticipate starting work on the site in the summer. We would then expect to release the first new build homes later next year.”

The Meadow site “benefits from a prominent location, in an area where demand is proven and there’s a continued short supply of new homes”, Grime added. “The acquisition will assist with our targeted push to expand into the Manchester city region and deliver much-needed new build homes in the area.”

To support the community, Anwyl intends to deliver a £235,000 package of investment for primary education facilities, a travel plan coordinator, and the community infrastructure levy.

Wain Estates development director Jack Brister said: “The land sale [to Anwyl] is part of our strategy to deliver a mixed-use community at Carrington, working alongside other developers who share our ambition to create genuinely sustainable places of quality and interest.

“We have invested significantly in infrastructure and remediation, and it is exciting to see projects progress as we move forward with the wider Carrington vision.”

Wain Estates is part of Warrington-based developer Wain Group.

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