Joint venture formed to deliver 162 homes for Old Trafford

The Homes for Trafford plans

A new joint venture has been created to build more than 160 homes in Old Trafford.

Trafford Housing Trust and Trafford Council will work together to regenerate land off Bold Street.

The JV – known as Homes for Trafford – is developing plans for 162 energy-efficient contemporary homes and apartments in a range of styles, sizes and tenure, including market sale, shared ownership and social rent.

The development will also include a significant investment towards low carbon measures beyond current planning and building regulation requirements

The scheme will include 49 affordable homes, a café and community space, plus a public space featuring attractive mature landscaping and greenspaces, and is expected to welcome its first homeowners in summer 2024.

The site was previously home to three high-rise tower blocks and the Seahawk Pub.

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.”