Demolition work commences to clear land for 80-apartment development

Demolition work begins

Southway Housing Trust and McGoff Construction have started to demolish derelict buildings near Old Trafford Cricket Ground to develop 80 affordable and sustainable apartments.

The site, which is situated opposite Old Trafford Metrolink station, will be made up of one five-storey and two four-storey apartment blocks.

All the homes will be offered on affordable tenures to meet the needs of first time buyers and other qualifying households.

Two of the three blocks will provide much-needed affordable rent homes. Apartments in the third block will be available for purchase via shared ownership allowing first time buyers to access a new home that would otherwise be out of reach. All the flats will have their own balcony or access to outdoor space and there will be communal gardens.

Electric car charging points and measures including energy-efficient heating and hot water systems will help reduce utility costs for the new apartments and enhance the sustainability of this exciting development.

Victor (Old Trafford), a joint venture between Victor at MC Construction and the Altrincham-based McGoff Group, submitted a joint application for the scheme with Southway Housing Trust, which was approved at Trafford Council’s Planning Committee in June last year.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has given funding to the project through the Brownfield Housing Fund (BHF) under the Government’s Levelling Up programme, and Homes England has provided funding from the Affordable Homes programme.

Representatives from Trafford Council, including leader, Cllr Tom Ross, joined senior leaders from Southway Housing Trust, McGoff Group, Victor, Homes England and GMCA on site to mark this first phase of the development.

Mike Purcell, Development Director, Victor, said: “We look forward to seeing these quality and truly affordable homes take shape.”

Dean Johnston, Group Managing Director, McGoff Construction Services, said: “It’s great to be joined by the other stakeholders on site today to mark the first phase of this exciting and innovative development. We are looking forward to getting the construction process under way and delivering these much needed quality homes for the Trafford community.”

Karen Mitchell, Southway Housing Trust CEO, said: “We’re really pleased to be working with partners to bring a site which is largely derelict back into use and to be able to provide affordable homes in an area with excellent transport links.”

Estimated completion is December 2025.

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