Trafford Council has granted the developers permission to build 208 apartments at Trafford Waters.

Peel and X1 Developments submitted plans for the scheme last June and have been granted approval for the residential development under delegated powers.

The project, which comprises a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats, forms part of the wider £1bn Trafford Waters masterplan.

The 55-acre scheme is located in Dumplington between the Trafford Centre and Manchester Ship Canal.

Overall, the scheme could create 3,000 homes, more than 100,000 sq ft of amenity space, and 850,000 sq ft of offices.

X1’s Trafford Waters project is the largest to come forward within the £1bn regeneration zone to date.

The project team includes planning consultant NJL Consulting, landscape architect Gillespies, structural engineer Clancy Consulting, and M&E engineer Prana. Bridgestone is the principal contractor.

Plans already approved at Trafford Waters include L&Q’s 83-home affordable scheme and Montpellier Estates’ proposals for an 82-bedroom care home.

James Whittaker, executive director of development at Peel Waters, said:

“Trafford Waters is all about creating a community for everyone.

“With L&Q’s affordable homes scheme commencing on site and Montpelier Estates recently receiving planning permission for their elderly living scheme, X1 Developments’ plans will complement our approved schemes whilst creating another offering for our community, making Trafford Waters even more inclusive.”

This is not the first time Peel and X1 have worked together, collaborating on Manchester Waters on Pomona Island, and MediaCity.

In February 2023, Peel sold X1 a plot at Liverpool Waters with planning permission for a 31-storey residential tower.

“We have a strong and trusted partnership with X1 Developments,” Whittaker added.

“We hope that Trafford Council will see how much benefit these plans will bring to the area by not only creating much-needed housing but also supporting local job creation, apprenticeships and delivering a vibrant, sustainable, mixed tenure community in TraffordCity.”