Peel submits phased plan for £1bn Trafford Waters

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Peel Land & Property intends to prioritise the development of family homes and affordable housing near to All Saints Church in Barton-upon-Irwell as part of its £1bn Trafford Waters scheme.

The site on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal near Intu Trafford Centre has been earmarked for 3,000 apartments and 875,000 sq ft of commercial space subject to sign-off from Trafford Council.

Peel's proposals include large apartments suitable for families and a mix of small-scale retail, leisure and community uses as well as offices alongside the residential element. There is potential for a hotel to be delivered on the site.

According to planning documents, the scheme will be delivered through a six-phase plan, which will 'provide certainty over development delivery and enable the development to respond to market demands over the course of the scheme'.

The North East edge of the site near to All Saints Church will be the first phase, with lower density buildings including accommodation suitable for families and affordable housing, 'which will start to build a community on the site at an early stage'.

Residential schemes will occur prior to the development of offices.

Trafford Waters will be linked to Intu Trafford Centre by a green bridge, with access to the bus station and proposed Metrolink stop.

Peel Land & Property has been advised by a project team that includes IBI Group for masterplanning and heritage, Gillespies for landscape architecture, TTHC for transport, NJL Consulting for planning, BWB Consulting for environmental assessment, Bureau Veritas for air quality, Hyder Cresswell for ecology, Amion for economic and social analysis, Low Carbon Design Consultants for energy and sustainability, CgMS for archaeology, Turner and Townsend for cost consultancy and Remarkable Engagement for public consultation and stakeholder engagement.

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what will they do about the smell?

By don draper

That’s a real problem…it’s rancid at time…!

By Oki

What smell

By gUrmston

Eau De Canal whilst sitting on the balcony of your ‘luxury’ apartment with the M60 as a view

By Donowrong