Trafford Council and THT unveil plans for low-carbon community in Old Trafford

Trafford Council and Trafford Housing Trust, part of L&Q – one of the UK’s leading housing associations and developers – have formed a unique partnership to bring forward innovative plans to regenerate land off Bold Street in Old Trafford into a new, landscape-led community.

The partnership – known as Homes for Trafford – is inviting the local community to find out more about the plans, submit their feedback and help to shape the proposals before the designs are finalised.

The public consultation will be held between Monday 18th July and Monday 1st August, with a drop-in event on Tuesday 26th July at the Limelight Health and Wellbeing Hub. Located on land off Bold Street, the site was the former home to three high-rise tower blocks and the Seahawk Pub.

Having been vacant land for many years since, Homes for Trafford is proposing the development of an innovative, attractive and inclusive community that will bring this site back into use.

Having held a first consultation in February and March 2021, Homes for Trafford is now bringing forward proposals for 161 energy-efficient contemporary homes and apartments in a range of styles, sizes and tenure. The scheme will include 30% affordable homes, a café or commercial space for a local business or community group, plus attractive landscaping and greenspaces.

The plans prioritise sustainable travel measures including walking and cycling routes, so that people can live and work without the need for a car, ensuring that low-carbon values are upheld from planning through to occupation.

Ben Townsend, Director of Development at Trafford Housing Trust, said:

“Trafford Housing Trust is delighted to be working hand-in-hand with Trafford Council to regenerate this site off Bold Street. We want to set the bar high when it comes to new communities in the borough, and we are excited to create a sustainable, inclusive and diverse neighbourhood that is full of beautiful new green spaces for all residents to enjoy. We are looking forward to hearing feedback to help us shape the designs.”

Councillor 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.”

Trafford Housing Trust and Trafford Council invite the local community to take part in the public consultation, which will run from Monday 18th July until Monday 1st August. You can find out more by:

  • Visiting the project website and virtual exhibition at
  • Calling the Community Information Line on 0161 711 0293 (Mon-Fri - 9.00am-5.30pm, with voicemail for out of hours)
  • Emailing
  • Writing to Freepost SHAPE TOMORROW (no need for a stamp)
  • Visiting the public drop-in event on Tuesday 26th July between 3pm and 8pm at Limelight Health and Wellbeing Hub, Saint Brides Way, Old Trafford, M16 9NW.

All feedback received up to and including Monday 1st August will be reviewed by the project team and incorporated, where possible, into the final designs before a planning application is submitted.

Posted on Tuesday 19th July 2022