News 17.03.2015

£1bn Trafford Waters plans unveiled

Plans have been unveiled for a £1bn mixed-use development to be known as Trafford Waters in Manchester. Gillespies has been part of the project team advising Peel Land & Property.

Peel Land & Property said the scheme, situated on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal in Trafford and close to the Trafford Centre, would contain up to 3,000 high-density apartments with approx 875,000 sq ft of commercial space. Green corridors and waterways are planned throughout the site to ensure it is well-integrated, with high-quality green space that will help sustain vitality and vibrancy.

Gillespies has worked extensively for Peel Group previously, with its award-winning public realm design including parkland and a major plaza at MediaCityUK. In Manchester, Gillespies is also currently engaged in design and landscape planning work for Manchester's Metrolink tram system.

(The team for Trafford Waters also includes IBI Group, TTHC, NJL Consulting, BWB Consulting, Bureau Veritas, Hyder Cresswell, Amion, Low Carbon Design Consultants, CgMS, Turner and Townsend and Remarkable Engagement.)

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