Residential developer Glenbrook Property will be delivering a £160m Manchester-based Build to Rent scheme at Lumina Village, after receiving planning permission from members of the Planning and Development Management Committee at Trafford Council.
The recently approved scheme by Glenbrook, whose latest progression has led to new senior appointments within the company, will consist of 639 private and affordable homes along with 5.4 acres of public realm as part of the wider Lumina Village mixed-use development.
“We are delivering on our promises to transform Trafford and I am extremely proud of the progress we have made. Thank you to everyone who has made this project a reality – I cannot wait for it to be completed.”Cllr Liz Patel, Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration
Glenbrook will deliver 586 apartments across six blocks ranging from six to 20 storeys, alongside 53 townhouses.
440 homes are Build to Rent, with 199 being mixed-sale and at least 15% of the total number of dwellings will be delivered as affordable homes.
Designed by architects Sheppard Robson with Avison Young acting as planning consultant, the approved Lumina Village residential development will include a mix of one-, two-, three-, and four-bedroom homes.
“The transformation at Lumina Village is at the heart of our commitment to long-term regeneration in Trafford, as part of our joint venture with Trafford Council. It’s exciting to achieve this important milestone, which will deliver a range of high-quality residential accommodation for the community. It brings us a step closer to realising our ambitious plans to create a vibrant and sustainable realm, where the local community can live, eat, shop and play.”Chris Roberts, Chief Development Officer, Bruntwood
Situated opposite the Lancashire Cricket Club – which is a joint venture partnership between Trafford Council and Bruntwood – the delivery of the Lumina Village homes and public realm will play a significant role in the wider redevelopment of Trafford’s Civic Quarter.
The Civic Quarter Area Action Plan, adopted earlier this year, aims to deliver 4,000 homes, 50,000 sqm of commercial space, public realm improvements, and new infrastructure on a 120-acre neighbourhood.
“We have enjoyed working closely and collaboratively with Trafford Council and Bruntwood to ensure that Lumina Village’s residential aspirations are not only met but exceeded. We are very much looking forward to getting started and delivering a beautiful, highly liveable, car-free neighbourhood focussed on wellbeing and community.”Shannon Conway, Residential Director, Glenbrook
The Lumina Village neighbourhood would stretch from Trafford College past the Town Hall and Lancashire Cricket Club up to the A56/Chester Road and White City retail park.
“Trafford Council is totally committed to providing new and affordable homes throughout the borough and this scheme – part of our Civic Quarter Area Action Plan – will deliver exactly that. We will be creating a thriving new community in this area.”Cllr Tom Ross, Leader, Trafford Council
The pedestrian-friendly public realm is set to include a central-village green, civic squares, boulevards and play streets, along with 200 secure parking spaces.
This sustainable approach to place shaping will benefit existing Trafford residents as well as the new Lumina Village community.