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.