Outline plans for the mixed-use scheme were lodged in 2015. Credit: via planning documents

Peel L&P’s £1bn Trafford Waters unlocked 

The local council has approved remediation and infrastructure work at the Dumplington regeneration site, opening the door for its redevelopment into 3,000 homes and 930,000 sq ft of commercial space. 

Peel L&P’s £1bn Trafford Waters project focuses on 55 acres between the Trafford Centre and Manchester Ship Canal. 

A package of preliminary work is required to prepare the site for redevelopment.

This includes providing access to Trafford Waters via Trafford Way and Redclyffe Road, connecting the site to Peel’s wider TraffordCity retail and leisure destination, Bridgewater Canal, RHS Garden Bridgewater and the Salford Greenway.  

Several development plateaus will also be created, as well as a 1.2-acre village green. 

Once the enabling work is complete, attention can turn to the creation of the mixed-use scheme. 

As well as 3,000 homes and almost 1m sq ft of commercial space – including 860,000 sq ft of offices – outline plans for Peel’s Trafford Waters include a 300-bedroom hotel, 150-bedroom care home, a primary school and a pedestrian footbridge over Trafford Boulevard. 

James Whittaker, Peel L&P’s executive director for development, said Trafford Waters would “significantly transform the area”.

He continued: “The infrastructure work will help to create a pedestrian-led scheme which has health and wellbeing benefits and the masterplan focuses on a network of public realms and green space to make the most of the area’s natural surroundings.

“Over the last 20 years, around 18,000 jobs have already been created in TraffordCity and Trafford Waters will help to increase that figure while providing a new community and a place where people can also live, work and socialise.”

The 15-year masterplan for the site, approved in 2018, was drawn up by consultancies IBI and NJL Consulting. BWB Consulting is also advising Peel. 

Last year, an overarching design proposal for Trafford Waters was also submitted. 

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Great development, get it built! Ideally quicker than 15 years though. I also hope the Metrolink extension will be included.


Please don’t make this dull.

By Anonymous

This development has been 20 years in the making and had the LA and GMCA supported the project earlier these homes and the wider project would have been delivered


Hmm so are we saying this will actually go ahead? Not if Liverpool waters is anything to go by.

By Anonymous

Have they sorted out the stench from the nearby sewerage farm? Not sure I’d want to open my window at ‘Trafford Waters’ to be met with that assaulting my sense when the wind was blowing in the wrong direction.

By Plop

All this expansion in this part of Trafford and they go and run our hospital down. The population keeps increasing but your baby can’t be born in Trafford anymore. Do they really know what they are doing.

By Anonymous

They should have done this with Pomona.

By Elephant

Great looking project, but the overpowering smell from the sewage works needs to be addressed first. You can smell it in your car as your drive over the motorway bridge, I would hate to live there!

By Chris

Let’s hope they improve the surrounding road infrastructure before they build the houses, lots of Victorian roads and canals that will exasperate congestion at peak times.

By Anonymous

Is the construction work opposite b&q related to this?

By Steve

This will be brilliant for Trafford

By Gus

Second attempt
Tale of two cities from Peel
Billions for Mchester. …The big boot of nothing pressing down on Lpool. Wherever Peel goes here. Nothing good happens.
Even Mcr PNW won’t print this. Sad.

By Eric

860,000 sq ft of offices, wow, even half of that on Liverpool Waters would be a dream,at the moment all we have to look forward to is a six-storey revised plan from seven years ago.

By Anonymous

Love the smell of fresh sewage in the morning. I’ll happily move in, thanks Peel!

By Levelling Up Manager

Some strange comments on here as per. This is likely to go ahead and soon as is the nearby Therme because Peel will get a decent return on it and they know it.

By Anonymous

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