Council Leader's delight at news over funding to deliver 639 homes in Old Trafford

Trafford Council Leader, Cllr Tom Ross, has spoken of his delight following news that funding has been made available for hundreds of new homes at a site close to the iconic Old Trafford cricket ground.

  • Glenbrook has signed two major funding agreements totalling £170million, which will see the delivery of a major new housing scheme at Lumina Village, in Old Trafford.
  • Moorfield will fund the Build to Rent (BTR) element of the scheme, which will comprise 440 apartments and townhouses and have a gross development value (GDV) of £120m.
  • Clarion Housing Group has committed £49.1m to deliver 199 affordable homes, offering a mixture of shared ownership and social rent options across a range of apartment types and townhouses.

Homes England has supported the delivery of 103 of the affordable homes through a grant from its Affordable Homes Programme and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has supported the delivery of the whole scheme through a grant from its Brownfield Land devolution scheme.

The residential offering forms the larger part of the wider Lumina Village mixed-use development, which is a joint venture partnership between Trafford Council and Bruntwood. After acquiring the site in 2019, the joint venture repurposed Valo, the former Kellogg’s HQ office building, to educational uses and it is now fully leased to UA92, Shockout and Microsoft.

This new residential development of 650,000 sq ft will see the creation of 639 homes in a single phase of construction over the next 32 months. This will include 5.4 acres of public realm focused around a central village green, civic squares, boulevards and play streets, and ground floor retail units facing Old Trafford Cricket Ground. The scheme will be pedestrian friendly with all parking contained within a two-storey residents car park on the site. This sustainable approach to place shaping will benefit existing Trafford residents as well as the new Lumina Village community.

Delivery has already commenced with Domis Construction appointed to build the 440 home BTR scheme and a large proportion of the public realm, with Caddick Construction delivering 199 homes and associated public spaces.

Cllr Tom Ross, Leader of Trafford Council, said: “Trafford Council is totally committed to the building of more new and affordable homes throughout the borough to help tackle the current housing crisis. The creation of Lumina Village is fabulous news for Trafford in term of new homes and job creation possibilities. This will be a fantastic new neighbourhood in a superb area of Trafford.”

Chris Roberts, Chief Development Officer at Bruntwood said: “Our joint venture with Trafford Council is helping to shape Trafford' continued aspiration to create a vibrant and sustainably focused borough. We’re excited to see Lumina Village reach another key milestone, which brings us a step closer to creating a variety of high-quality, people centric homes and spaces for Trafford’s residents to come together and thrive.”

Posted on Friday 26th January 2024