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The apartments will be available for rent to buy. Credit: via planning documents

Work starts on first wave of Trafford Waters homes

L&Q’s affordable housing scheme will deliver 83 apartments by the Manchester Ship Canal in TraffordCity.

Work has started to build the homes, which will see the housing association provide the first residential phase of Peel L&P’s wider Trafford Waters masterplan.

The larger £1bn waterfront scheme focuses on 55 acres between the Trafford Centre and Manchester Ship Canal and will create 3,000 homes, more than 100,000 sq ft of amenity space, and 850,000 sq ft of offices, as well as a primary school and 20 acres of open space.

James Whittaker, executive director of development at Peel, said: “At Trafford Waters we are creating a new and inclusive, sustainable neighbourhood within TraffordCity, which offers something for everyone – from new jobs, apprenticeships, and places to work to new green spaces to enjoy, and a mix of tenures of homes for all.”

Architect IBI designed the residential project on behalf of L&Q.

Work will see the construction of 52 one- and 31 two-bedroom flats across two residential blocks next to The Trafford Centre and Trafford Leisure Village.

Homes England has provided grant funding for the scheme and, as a result, all of the apartments will be available for rent to buy.

Ben Townsend, business director for the North West at L&Q, said: “L&Q is committed to tackling the housing crisis by providing the right homes for a range of tenures in the locations that need them, and our Trafford Waters development is a prime example of that.

“Over 80 apartments will be built here for Rent to Buy, allowing people to pay a discounted rent and save up a deposit to eventually purchase their homes on a shared ownership or outright basis.”

Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s executive member for economy and regeneration, added: “There is a huge shortage of quality affordable homes across Trafford and the rest of the UK and Trafford Council is committed to providing more to help tackle the housing crisis.”

Plans for the development were submitted last November.

Peel has also partnered with X1 Developments, having lodged plans in June to build 208 homes in the largest-to-date phase of the Trafford Waters masterplan.

To find out more about L&Q’s plans, search for application number 109671/RES/22 on Trafford Council’s planning portal.

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It reads nice. But these 83 new homes are not being built for families in mind! 52 one and 31 two bedroom flats.. try putting a family of four, five and six in those. These days, parents want their children to have their own reasonably sized room to study. Not to be crammed into what will probably be rabbit hutch size rooms anyway, sharing with two or three other siblings like in the olden days. This is just the first phase, so lets if see future phases contain decent sized flats with three and four bedrooms to house families properly. Only then will Ben Townsend’s comments.. ‘committed to tackling the housing crisis by providing the right homes for a range of tenures` ring true.

By Phil

Some urbanists who’ve never had children think that families should live in flats

By Dan

Both Phil and Dan are entirely correct. Garden space for children is a need too.
Cities should be for all ages.


I welcome any development around Dumplington, but really, Trafford and Salford need to take a wider view of traffic moving around the area. Barton Swing Bridge used to be the only way to cross the Ship Canal in that area – but now, people have the M60, the Western Gateway bridge, and the Centenary Way Bridge. The swing bridge is narrow for driving, it feels positively dangerous if you’re walking on the pavement (bus mirrors can actually hit your head), and cycling is terrifying.

Please close the swing bridge to all but pedestrians, cyclists and buses, with a bus gate. The motorists can use the three other bridges in the area.

I’m also concerned that Barton Old Road will somehow be lost to people walking and cycling. That traffic-free link is invaluable between Salford and Trafford. It must not be filled with cars.

By Flixton resident

Another terrific development. Get it built!

By Balcony Warrior

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