Peel Waters secures planning for Manchester Waters BTR

Regeneration specialists Peel Waters secures planning permission to deliver Build to Rent homes at Manchester Waters.

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Manchester Waters Build to Rent development.

Following the submission of the planning application last year, Peel Waters secures planning approval from Trafford Council to deliver new waterside Build to Rent homes at Manchester Waters, located between The Bridgewater Canal and The Manchester Ship.

The approved Build to Rent homes will form part of Peel Waters’ wider Manchester Waters masterplan, which is regenerating the brownfield site that has been largely vacant for over 20 years, and bringing much needed quality homes to the area. 

Designed by AHR architects, the scheme will include two buildings with 159 homes in a mix of one-, two- and three- bedroom apartments. Every apartment will offer a waterfront view, overlooking both historic canals.

“We’re really pleased our plans have been approved to create these much needed, highly sustainable homes at Manchester Waters.

“Manchester Waters is a prime residential site in Greater Manchester, which uniquely offers both the vibrancy of being in close proximity to the city centre with the wellbeing benefits of living on the waterside, creating a desirable location for both living and developing.”

James Whittaker Executive Director, Peel Waters

With health, wellness, and access to nature and spaces to socialise at the forefront of Peel Waters’ development at Manchester Waters, amenities include waterside yoga studio and gym, rooftop terrace and a sensory courtyard garden.

Located above the entrance to the site, the roof terrace will provide exceptional views onto the Manchester Ship Canal. The vibrant and welcoming residents’ courtyard garden will offer extra outdoor space to relax in.

The development will include 159 cycle parking spaces, located in secure and well-lit on-site cycle parking hubs. A car club will also be provided for residents and each parking space will have a dedicated EV charging point.

Residents will benefit from a variety of public transport options within a walkable distance from the Manchester Waters site. These include Cornbrook and Pomona Tram Stops and local bus stops. Residents can also reach Manchester City Centre, MediaCity and beyond as the development benefits from excellent connectivity.

With sustainability at the heart of the design, a fabric first approach will be used to reduce carbon emissions. Heat pumps and solar panels will also generate energy on site, complemented by a heat recovery system, making the buildings highly efficient.

Peel Waters will also deliver the next sections of two new waterfront pedestrian and cycle routes, which will be created along the Manchester Ship Canal and Bridgewater Canal. It will provide residents, commuters and the wider community with enhanced connectivity and waterside paths.

As part of the project, Peel Waters will make a financial contribution equivalent to 20% affordable housing within Trafford, and further contributions will be made towards green spaces and schools in the local area.

“We’re now focused on the delivery of these 159 homes and the opportunities this development will bring with them for the local community including new jobs, apprenticeships and traineeships through the construction phase.

“In addition to creating these new homes; we are continuing to significantly invest into the local area, which will include providing the next section of new improved pedestrian and cycle links between Manchester and MediaCity, as well as contributing to improving local schools and green spaces in Trafford.”

James Whittaker Executive Director, Peel Waters

Manchester Waters is part of Peel Waters, a UK wide portfolio of vibrant and innovative waterfront developments, delivering large-scale, sustainable regeneration projects, whilst also creating jobs, economic growth, new homes and new public realm across the country.