Trafford Waters care home, Montpelier Estates, p.Peel

Montpelier Estates' scheme forms part of Peel Waters' £1bn Trafford Waters masterplan. Credit: via Peel Waters

Work starts on Trafford Waters dementia care home

Rowlinson is on site building the 85-bedroom facility as part of the first phase of residences in Peel’s wider £1bn masterplan for the area between the Trafford Centre and Manchester Ship Canal.

Work has started on the Trafford Waters care home, which is being developed by Montpelier Estates in partnership with investment partner Octopus Real Estate and waterside regeneration specialist Peel Waters.

This follows just two months after L&Q broke ground to deliver 83 affordable homes near the Manchester Ship Canal also in Trafford City.

Montpelier’s Trafford Waters scheme has been designed by IDPartnership and will offer tailored dementia care along with a range of on-site amenities, including a bistro café, a hair salon, a cinema, and a sensory rooftop garden.

Residents will also have access to spaces created for community events, relaxation, and exercise, with several parts of the home to be open to the wider public to encourage interaction and community building within the emerging Trafford Waters neighbourhood.

James Whittaker, executive director of Peel Waters, said: “We’re committed to creating a community for everyone at Trafford Waters.

“The level of thought and attention to detail within this specialist development to promote social inclusion, multi-generational friendships, and community building is excellent and we’re proud to be working in partnership with Montpelier Estates and Octopus Real Estate to bring this high-quality offering to Trafford Waters.”

Anna Ciesielska, director of Montpelier Estates, added: “We feel extremely privileged to be working with partners that share our ethos and beliefs of what a care home should be.

“We understand that moving into a care home is a life changing decision for the whole family and that is why we are focused on creating spaces which people find attractive to spend their time in and where they can continue to have an active role in the wider community.”

Trafford Council approved the plans for care home this May.

Both the care facility and affordable homes form a key part of Peel Waters’ wider vision for the 55-acre area. Peel secured outline planning permission last year for 3,000 new homes, a primary school, a hotel, and 20 acres of open space.

It is estimated that the £1bn waterfront scheme will create 3,000 jobs.

Cllr Tom Ross, Leader of Trafford Council, said that the authority is “totally committed” to regeneration and development across the borough.

“Work on the new care home with specialist dementia care is also a hugely positive step forward in the development and we look forward to it opening in the near future”, he said.

Max Weitzmann, investment director at Octopus Real Estate, added: “TraffordCity is an innovative concept; a city within a city, with a focus on health and wellbeing.

“To have a care home at the centre of such an impactful regeneration project is a fantastic result for the wider later living sector.”

NJL is the planning consultant for the care scheme. Also on the project team is BWB Consulting and Briary Energy.

More about the proposals can be found by searching for application number 109819/RES/22 on Trafford Council’s planning portal.

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