Developer Accrue Capital has launched consultation on Trafford Place, a build-to-rent development of around 430 homes at the former B&Q site on Great Stone Road, Old Trafford.
Working with Manchester firms in planner Indigo and architect O’Connell East, London-based Accrue is undertaking consultation ahead of finalising its proposals for planning consideration.
Accrue hopes to win consent by the middle of this year, start on site within 2018 and complete the project in late 2020. Demolition of the empty B&Q store has been approved by Trafford, which like many local authorities is struggling to establish a five-year housing supply.
The developer’s intention is for the brownfield site to house a mixture of one-bed, two-bed and three-bed properties, stepping up in height away from Great Stone Road. At its tallest point of 12 storeys, it will provide views over the nearby Test cricket ground, and will include new public realm and complementary uses, such as a gym, local retail, and community uses. Some key worker accommodation is planned within the scheme.
As part of the site’s redevelopment, the aim is to provide a new footpath parallel to the Metrolink tramline.
Stephen Webster, chairman of Accrue Capital, said: “We are very keen to hear from interested members of the public, including those who live and work in the local area, on what they would like to be included in our exciting plans for this derelict site.
“The number of new homes needed in Trafford vastly exceeds the current pipeline of expected new development. Our vision is to help change that, by delivering a scheme which will create around 430 new homes for the area, whilst also delivering considerable economic benefits to the area.
“We urge as many people as possible to participate in the consultation, so that we can consider a wide range of views.”
Residents and other interested parties are invited to view and comment on the proposals online.
Accrue is a well-established developer and asset manager. In 2011, it acquired the Ladybarn House student halls in Fallowfield, which it refurbished and continues to asset manage.