Trafford Housing Trust and Trafford Council have announced a joint venture to build 162 new low-carbon homes and new green spaces as part of plans to regenerate land in the Bold Street area of Old Trafford.
The joint venture has been named Home for Trafford and will develop plans for energy-efficient homes and apartments in a range of sizes and styles.
Around fifty of the homes will be dedicated to affordable housing with others appropriate for shared ownership, social rent and more.
The site, which was previously home to three high-rise tower blocks and the Seahawk Pub, will also feature new green spaces and mature landscaping to improve the biodiversity within the area.
The development will also include a significant investment toward low-carbon measures beyond current planning and building regulation requirements. Homes will be as energy-efficient as possible and built with Greater Manchester’s net-zero ambitions in mind.
The properties are due to complete in the summer of 2024 subject to planning approval.
Ben Townsend, Director of Developer at Trafford Housing Trust (THT), part of L&Q, said: “We are excited to be working with Trafford Council once again to develop quality, sustainable homes and places where people want to live as part of our commitment to tackling the housing crisis.
At THT we pride ourselves on helping to create communities as well as homes, and by investing in areas such as a new café, community hub and green spaces we are confident that this will become a great and popular place to live.”
Cllr Liz Patel, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “This project is a demonstration of Trafford Council’s commitment to delivering high-quality, sustainable and affordable homes to help address the housing shortages we face right across the borough.
We’re very much looking forward to working with Trafford Housing Trust on this exciting regeneration project which will not only provide new much-needed homes but will help build a new community and green space in Old Trafford.”
This announcement comes just days after Greater Manchester announced ambitious plans to build 30,000 net-zero homes over the next 16 years in a partnership with Homes England. The plans play a role in the city-region’s social, environmental and economic vision.
Andy Burnham, (pictured) Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “Right now we have to be creating homes and infrastructure that are fit for a better future, and our ambition is to deliver 30,000 good quality, truly affordable net zero carbon homes by 2038.
“This means unlocking brownfield land for regeneration and ensuring that development supports sustainable growth throughout the city-region.”