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One of the UK’s most exciting neighbourhoods.

With outline planning permission approved by Trafford Council, Trafford Waters is set to become one of the UK’s most exciting new mixed-use, sustainable and vibrant urban neighbourhoods in the heart of TraffordCity. Located on the banks of the historic Manchester Ship Canal, the 53-acre site is being transformed into a brand-new, sustainable community within TraffordCity.

The masterplan, which will evolve over the next 20 years, will bring 3,000 new homes, over 100,000 sq. ft of amenity space up to 800,000 sq. ft of commercial space along with a brand-new park, public spaces and vibrant water corridors.

Work started at Trafford Waters in October 2022, and throughout the delivery of the development it is estimated to create over 5,000 jobs.  Alongside the delivery programme highlighted above, it will also include a new primary school and open spaces for residents, employees and visitors to live, work and play.

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located within TraffordCity.

Trafford Waters is located within TraffordCity.

TraffordCity is the UK’s foremost retail, leisure and commercial destination encompassing the Trafford Centre and its surrounding 3.5 million square feet of retail, leisure and office space.

With 300 of the most premium brands in retail and leisure as well as being home to several award-winning attractions including Trafford Golf Centre, Dino Falls Adventure Golf, Chill Factore, Play Factore, and iFLY; TraffordCity’s exceptional mix of sport, culture and event offerings, attracts over 44 million visits a year.

Photograph of building site

Peel have invested £1.6 billion into TraffordCity to date and there is a further £2.6 billion of investment in the development pipeline over the next 20 years.

Work has started on a new residential quarter at Trafford Waters, and plans are in place for health and wellness resort Therme, a new Padel Club facility, an extension of Fives Soccer and other exciting developments which will position TraffordCity as a world class destination.

Staff picture with hart hats and high vis vests on the Trafford Waters building site

TraffordCity is conveniently located five miles west of Manchester city centre, adjacent to the M60 orbital motorway and has excellent connectivity via road, tram, rail and air.

Excellent public transport links gives accessibility to business, retail, leisure and employment opportunities within TraffordCity.

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