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Accrue Capital is a property company whose top team has a collective industry experience in excess of 100 years. You can find out more about them here.

Accrue is working alongside planning consultants, WSP | Indigo Planning  and architects O’Connell East, both based in Manchester.

Trafford and the wider Manchester area is in desperate need of new homes. Given the brownfield location, accessibility and ease of access to transport links, the site lends itself well to residential development.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority published a plan in 2016 called the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). This proposed building around 10,800 new homes on Trafford’s Green Belt between 2015 and 2035. The latest version of the GMSF was published in 2019  and identified around 8,500 homes in the Trafford Green Belt, and focused more on brownfield development.  As such, we believe that the derelict B&Q site is an ideal location for delivering new homes.

Our research shows that the project would deliver significant local economic benefits, including:

  • Approximately £30m added to the economy during the construction phase
  • The Council will benefit from a New Homes Bonus of around £1.7m
  • Once complete, it would deliver around £450,000 per year in Council Tax receipts
  • Consumer spend would increase by more than £5m a year from the new residents living at Trafford Place

The Old Trafford area is described by the Council as a ‘cold’ market location, meaning an area where it is trying to encourage new development. We will work closely with the Council to meet its requirements for affordable housing.

Further, we are also considering allocating some of the new homes for key workers in the area, such as doctors, nurses and teachers.

Our plans will aim to encourage residents to use public transport and cycling where possible. As well as installing extensive cycle storage facilities, we are considering how more direct access can be provided to Old Trafford tram stop, which could include a new walkway around the back of the cricket ground.

Our proposals also include new parking for residents.  A Travel Plan will be prepared to maximise sustainable modes of transport.  Extensive survey and assessment work is currently underway to support a planning application.

Whilst we are aware that Trafford Council is currently consulting on the Civic Quarter Area Action Plan, which includes a large leisure centre and multi-storey car park on the site, we believe this site is best-suited for new homes; the Council’s previous masterplans for the area have shown sites for a leisure centre either adjacent to UA92 or on the vacant Lancashire County Cricket Club land.

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