Peel to submit £1bn Trafford Waters plan

Peel Land & Property expects to submit a planning application this month for Trafford Waters, a £1bn development on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal near Intu Trafford Centre with 3,000 apartments and 875,000 sq ft of commercial space.

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James Whittaker, development director at Peel Land & Property, said: "We have been working on the vision and masterplan for Trafford Waters for over 15 years. It will be an exemplar, sustainable development that will create a space for a new community to live, work and play. The strong links with the intu Trafford Centre and Trafford Leisure Village and unrivalled transport connections, including the Trafford Park Metrolink extension, will make Trafford Waters the place to be."

A two-day public exhibition has been arranged for members of the local community to find out more about the proposals. Members of the project team will be on hand to talk people through the scheme and answer questions. The exhibition will be at Venus, 1 Old Park Lane, Trafford Quays, Manchester, M41 7HA on Thursday 19 March from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday 21 March from 11am to 3pm.

Whittaker added: "I am delighted that we are able to present plans which, if approved, will help address housing need in the area and provide new business and employment opportunities, all while regenerating and enhancing a prominent but underused site in a fantastic waterfront location. I am confident that Trafford Waters will be an asset to the entire region."

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.

The developer said there would be green corridors and waterways throughout the site to "ensure that it is well-integrated, with large amounts of high-quality green space that will help sustain vitality and vibrancy and attract residents, businesses and visitors."

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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