Trafford Waters X p.Peel

Leach Rhodes Walker is leading on design. Credit: via Peel L&P

Peel and X1 team up for largest Trafford Waters scheme to date 

A consultation has launched on a 208-home development within the 55-acre Dumplington regeneration scheme. 

Peel is close to agreeing a sale of a plot to the east of the site to long-time collaborator X1, which is advancing plans for two residential blocks. 

The development, located close to the Trafford Centre, will feature properties ranging from one-bedroom apartments to two-bedroom townhouses across a pair of buildings reaching 10 storeys. The homes will be available for sale.

The consultation on X1’s 208-home development will run until 10 March. 

Leach Rhodes Walker is the architect and NJL Consulting is advising on planning. 

James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s Executive Director for Development said: “We’re pleased to see plans for more homes get underway to offer a wider choice of housing at our Trafford Waters development to meet local demand. 

“X1’s proposals will offer homes which, together with the plans for affordable housing and a care home that are already in progress, will begin to create a new community that suits a range of needs and ages.” 

Peel and X1 have collaborated on numerous occasions before, including at Manchester Waters on Pomona Island, and MediaCity. Peel recently sold X1 a plot at Liverpool Waters with planning permission for a 31-storey residential tower.

X1’s Trafford Waters project is the largest to come forward within the £1bn regeneration zone to date. 

Two other projects are at a more advanced stage. Trafford Housing Trust’s 83-home affordable scheme has been approved by the local council, while Montpellier Estates’ proposals for an 82-bedroom care home are yet to be determined. 

Trafford Council approved a 20-year masterplan for the site in 2018 and last year gave the green light to a package of remediation work to ready the site for development. 

Once complete, the Trafford Waters could boast 3,000 homes and almost 1m sq ft of commercial space – including 860,000 sq ft of offices. 

Also included in the masterplan are a 300-bedroom hotel, a primary school, 20 acres of open space, and a pedestrian footbridge over Trafford Boulevard.   

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I like this site but am confused, is this Build to rent or Build for sale? X1 typically do sales but this quotes says homes to rent? Can you clarify.

By Trafflad

Peel and X1. . A perfect combination.

By Harpsicord

Bricks and balconies, a rare combination.

By MrP

The Trafford Centre will need these homes for its own survival. No point going to a retail park when you get the same experience online. City Centre will be fine as that offers a much more rounded experience in an area that people actually live.

By Anonymous

This is a glorious scheme. I’m moving to Dumplington 🙂

By Balcony Warrior

The Trafford Centre is thriving, it’s much busier than the city centre and the cinema does more numbers than all of the city centre cinemas conbined, it’s accessible, family friendly, safe, clean and offers free parking. Hardly anybody lives in the city centre and most central residents like myself drive to the TC regularly


Good to see Trafford Waters or Dumplington gaining some momentum, it’s been long awaited and the mix of new community coupled with the connections and leisure/amenities (TC, Water Park, Surfing, Skiing, Football, Sky diving, golf) locally make for an outstanding destination.


Saw the whole ‘Trafford City’ plans online in Peels website and Trafford waters is just one part of it. Hugely impressive including Therme and the new surf park. This will all add greatly to Manchester’s leisure offerings.

By James

DH , had to laugh when you said ‘hardly anyone lives in the city centre’ ! If there was one statement that says ‘I’ve never been to Manchester’ it’s that one!

By Dan Smate

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