GMP HQ site in Stretford CGI, Trafford and FEC, p Trafford Council

Could this be the future of the former GMP HQ site in Stretford? Credit: Our Studio

Plans due in 2024 for former GMP HQ in Stretford

Far East Consortium, Trafford Council, and Greater Manchester Combined Authority have teamed up to build more than 700 homes on the nearly nine-acre site off Chester Road.

FEC’s appointment as development partner for the former Greater Manchester Police headquarters site was reported by Place earlier this month. Now, Trafford has confirmed the partnership and unveiled a bit more information on the scheme.

Of the more than 700 homes proposed on the former GMP HQ site, 25% would be affordable. The site can also accommodate a 112-bed hotel, offices, shops, and a food hall.

A planning application is due to be submitted to Trafford Council in autumn next year.

“This scheme, if approved, will provide hundreds of much-needed homes for residents and make strides towards our carbon neutral policies,” said Cllr Tom Ross, Leader of Trafford Council.

The Chester Road site is also part of the wider 135-acre plot that is the focus of Trafford Council’s Civic Quarter Area Action Plan. This plan seeks to enable the delivery of 4,000 homes. Glenbrook’s 639-home neighbourhood at Lumina Village is also part of this CQAAP.

Tom Pool, investment director at FEC, said the developer could not wait to get started on the former police HQ site.

“Trafford’s civic quarter represents one of Greater Manchester’s most ambitious and high-profile regeneration programmes,” Pool said.

“We’re incredibly proud to be able to partner with Trafford Council and use our experience working in joint venture with local authorities to bring its vision to life,” he continued.

“As a team of local specialists, it’s a privilege to now be delivering more than 15,000 new homes within Greater Manchester, and we look forward to working with the local community in Trafford as part of our commitment to long-term, strategic investment.”

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What does affordable actually mean? I understand social housing as it is a set against the benchmark of housing benefit.

By Anon

I will watch this with interest to see how Trafford planning team perform!!

By So so

The article picture is actually Hulme

By Imran

    Is it? This is the image Trafford Council sent over to illustrate the scheme. Will ask further questions!

    By Julia Hatmaker

      Hi Imran! The CGI shows Chester Road, with the Manchester Audi on the left. The white arch on the right end of the picture, in the distance, is the big electronic billboard across the A56. Hulme is less than two miles away. Hope that clears things up! – J

      By Julia Hatmaker

Fingers crossed for this. It’s a large site and could really change the character of the area, extending out the city centre level density if done right.

By Will

Would be great to get a credit for the CGI for Our Studio if possible?

By James

    Sure thing, James! Should have recognised it as Our Studio handiwork.

    By Julia Hatmaker

Pretty dreary, should be a sports arena for Manchester United Ladies and the U23

By Tannoy

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