The developer and landowner has submitted an overarching design proposal for the 63-acre Dumplington site, firming up its intentions for the 20-year project and paving the way for the first of 3,000 homes to come forward.
Drawn up by consultancies IBI and NJL Consulting, the design proposal is required to progress Peel L&P’s Trafford Waters scheme under a condition included in the outline planning permission for the project.
Without it, individual developments within the site – located between the Trafford Centre and the Manchester Ship Canal – cannot progress.
Peel L&P secured outline consent in 2018 for the £1bn Trafford Waters, a mixed-use scheme that is expected to take two decades to complete.
The development features:
- Around 3,000 homes across blocks of up to 16 storeys
- More than 900,000 of commercial space including 860,000 sq ft of offices
- A five-acre park
- Hotels totalling 300 bedrooms
- A care home
- A primary school
- A pedestrian footbridge over Trafford Boulevard
The intention of the design proposal is to “ensure that design quality is maintained throughout the entire development and that a comprehensive vision for Trafford Waters is delivered,” the proposal states.
It is understood that the first reserved matters application is due this year.
In February, Place North West reported that Peel was courting developers to help it bring it forward a trio of sites that would deliver the first 400 of 3,000 homes.
At the time, James Whittaker, executive director of Peel L&P, said the residential schemes being planned include one part-affordable, part-open market development; one project focussed on care and senior living accommodation, and one build-to-rent scheme that Peel L&P would bring forward itself with the backing of a funding institution.
The first two projects would likely complete by mid-2023, while the build-to-rent scheme comprising around 200 homes would follow a two-year construction programme and complete the following year.
BWB and Gillespies also advised on the creation of the design proposal.