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Sheppard Robson is the architect. Credit: via Inform Communications

Glenbrook submits resi plans for £250m Trafford scheme 

The 639-home project is part of the wider redevelopment of the 12-acre former Kellogg’s site being led by Bruntwood and Trafford Council. 

The JV selected Glenbrook to deliver the residential element of the £250m mixed-use scheme, known as Lumina Village, last year.  

The developer has now submitted its proposals for the site to Trafford Council.  

The scheme comprises a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses and apartments. The flats will be delivered across six blocks ranging from six to 20 storeys. 

At least 15% of the homes will be available on affordable tenures, according to Glenbrook.

As well as homes, 5.4-acres of public realm, 5,300 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor, and 200 parking spaces also form part of the plans. 

Sheppard Robson is the architect, Avison Young is the planning consultant and Re-form is the landscape architect. 

“This planning application marks the first stage in the delivery of Trafford’s wider Civic Quarter masterplan,” said Shannon Conway, residential director at Glenbrook. 

“We have worked closely with Bruntwood, Trafford Council and our design team to ensure that the type of homes we are creating will meet the market need now and in the future, as well as delivering a new public realm based on age 8-80 principles that will benefit both the new and existing community.”

Construction could begin in Q2 next year subject to planning approval, Conway added. 

Future phases of Lumina Village, which benefit from outline consent granted in 2020, will feature 200,000 sq ft of offices, a primary school and a 100-bedroom hotel. 

Andrea George, town centre and consumer brands director at Bruntwood, added: “Together with Trafford Council and Glenbrook, we’re committed to creating high-quality, people-focussed spaces where communities can come together and thrive.  

“The community has been at the heart of the plans to create a vibrant new neighbourhood at Lumina Village, which forms an important part of our wider transformation in Trafford. It’s fantastic to see the project take another step forwards with this latest milestone.” 

An energy centre planned in a bid to maximise carbon savings across the site also formed part of the outline proposals. However, this element has now been scrapped after further feasibility work found it to be unviable, according to planning documents. 

“The cost and carbon benefit to the delivery of an energy centre was explored extensively,” according to Conway. “It was concluded that there was a much greater opportunity to reduce both embodied carbon and operational emissions through fabric-first design and a materials selection approach.”

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This development would be such a good addition to Old Trafford. Sincerely hope the planners don’t scupper this one.

By Trafford Resident

Only 200 parking spaces? Well, town councils can build wider roads with public money so that private car-owners can park their private cars on public streets, I suppose. Which political party wants to abolish the state?

By James Yates


By Simon

There should not be any parking as is public transport alternative

By Anonymous

@James Yates there’s a tram and bus every six minutes a short walk away. Buyers will know that when they decide to live there.

By Lanky

Just more destruction of a family friendly area by building shed loads of high rise hamster cages unsuitable for bringing up babies and children, not wanted and totally unnecessary . Just pure greed on the part of the council- rubbing their hands at the thought of all the extra council tax. Local residents are already struggling with the amount of disruption to lifestyles with the cycle lanes ( hardly used) pot holes flooded pavements and gullies. Greed! Greed! Greed! Just pure greed!

By Lesley L Sumner

James – the site is right next to Old Trafford Metrolink, enjoys good bus links, is walking distance to White City and Chorlton, and cycling distance to the city centre and Salford Quays. It is unrealistic to provide hundreds of car parking spaces on such prime land.

By Anonymous

James Yates points to a lack of parking spaces. But not everybody needs or wants to drive, and we shouldn’t therefore expect every home to accommodate a car. Talbot Road is right next door to two Metrolink stations. It has regular bus services. And it has two cycleways each with light segregation, providing an almost completely protected route all the way into Manchester.

If you want and need a car and you can’t get a home in this development – there are plenty of other homes with parking for sale.

By Flixton resident

Hope they sort out the sewage outlets first.

By Dan

More schemes like this please. Low parking quotas, high-density efficient design, good public spaces, near good cycle/tram connections. The more spread out we are, the more we need to travel, the less efficient our sewers, electrics, BT etc. Dense inner city suburbs will make Manchester into a truly world city.

By Future City

Lovely looking scheme, get it built, quickly!


Architecture looks bland- will be outdated by the time the build is completed. All for the development but let’s start improving the look.

By B.T.

Full balconies instead of half balconies plz

By Balcony warrior

Some of the comments like “WOW” Makes you wonder how behind the times the North is compared to the rest of the world the development is an eyesore .

By Anonymous

It’s not my neck of the woods, but 20 storeys is excessive

By Tim P

As someone who lives a few streets away, I’m excited for this development. The area between the tram stop and Chester Road is dark, isolated and intimidating at night, more residential will make it safer, particularly for lone women such as myself and younger teenagers who have been targeted by gangs on the dark walk back from the tram stop. Good quality green space is much needed and additional retail will hopefully have a few interesting additions to an area dominated by chains and superstores.

By OT res

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