Planning bid launched for £250m mixed-use development

CGI of Lumina Village

A full detailed planning application has been submitted for the residential and public realm elements of Lumina Village, a £250m mixed-use scheme in Trafford.

Manchester-based property firm Glenbrook is behind the application, working in partnership with Bruntwood and Trafford Council.

The proposals, designed by Sheppard Robson and landscape architect Re-form, include the development of six blocks of apartments, ranging from six- to 20-storeys and 53 three-storey townhouses at the Talbot Road site.

The plans offer a total of 639 new homes, a mix of one-, two- and three bedroom apartments and three- and four-bedroom houses. A mixed offer of private rent, private sale, shared ownership and affordable rent will be available, with at least 15% affordable housing.

As part of the planning application the scheme will include 5.4-acres of public realm, 5,300 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor and 200 parking spaces. Avison Young is the planning consultant.

After securing outline planning consent to redevelop the former 12-acre Kellogg’s site in 2020, Bruntwood and Trafford Council appointed Glenbrook in December 2021 to deliver both the residential offer and the public realm at Lumina Village.

Shannon Conway, residential director at Glenbrook, said: “This planning application marks the first stage in the delivery of Trafford’s wider Civic Quarter masterplan.

“We have worked closely with Bruntwood, Trafford Council and our design team to ensure that the type of homes we are creating will meet the market need now and in the future, as well as delivering a new public realm based on age eight-80 principles that will benefit both the new and existing community.

“Subject to a positive outcome at committee, we aim to start on site in quarter two, 2023.”

Andrea George, town centre and consumer brands director at Bruntwood, said: “Together with Trafford Council and Glenbrook, we’re committed to creating high quality, people-focused spaces where communities can come together and thrive.

“The community has been at the heart of the plans to create a vibrant new neighbourhood at Lumina Village, which forms an important part of our wider transformation in Trafford. It’s fantastic to see the project take another step forwards with this latest milestone.”

In addition to the residential element, Bruntwood and Trafford Council have consented to deliver up to 200,000 sq ft of offices, a primary school and a 100-bedroom hotel.