MP and council leader kick off construction at Carrington

Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, and Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, have broken ground on the Future Carrington regeneration scheme.

Property Developer HIMOR is starting construction of Carrington Gateway – a 19-acre commercial development on the 1,679-acre estate this month.  Work is also underway on a extensive package of enabling works that will prepare the site for future phases.

Will Ainscough, Executive Chairman of HIMOR also attended the ground-breaking as work began on one of the UK’s largest regeneration sites. HIMOR, is working with Trafford Council to transform the former Shell petrochemical site with new homes, green spaces, social infrastructure, employment space and transport links.

Outline planning permission is already in place for 725 new homes and 1 m sq ft of new commercial development. Last month, the Council approved a reserved matters application for Carrington Gateway, which represents the first element of the regeneration project.

Speaking at the ground-breaking, Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council said: “Future Carrington is an important location for the future of Trafford as the single largest regeneration scheme in the North West of England. It has the potential to create nearly 15,000 new jobs and up to 7,000 much needed new homes for the wider city region for many years to come.  It is a testament to the strong partnership built up between the Council and HIMOR.”

Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, added: “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter in Carrington’s history and an important milestone in delivering a new vision for the future of the site as a home for both business and local families.”

“I’m honoured to be putting the first shovel in the ground at this landmark project, and I look forward to seeing the exciting new opportunities and benefits Future Carrington can bring to the local area over the coming years.”

Alongside Kate Green and Andrew Western was Will Ainscough, who said: “The journey towards realising the long-term vision for Carrington starts now. Over the next 18 months, we’ll be putting the building blocks in place for the site’s rebirth as a vibrant new community, first with the Gateway commercial scheme and then Carrington Village, a new residential development.”

HIMOR is a long-term investor in land and property that specialises in regeneration, development, land promotion and asset management.

Enabling works on the site are being delivered by Simon Carves Engineering. HIMOR is in the process of selecting a contractor for Carrington Gateway.

HIMOR granted approval for 200,000 SQ FT commercial development to kick-start Future Carrington regeneration

Regeneration and property group HIMOR will begin work on the first phase of its major Future Carrington regeneration scheme in November, after winning approval for a 212,129 sq ft   speculative industrial development.   

Trafford Council has approved a reserved matters application for Carrington Gateway, the first phase of the project, which will return employment use to a 19-acre site fronting Manchester Road. 

HIMOR will develop six detached industrial units, ranging from 10,925 to 103,968 sq ft. The units will feature secure service yards, floor loading of 50 KN/m2 and eaves heights up to 12m.  The development will also benefit from a planned new link road connecting the site to the M60. The units will be ready to occupy from Summer 2019.  

Carrington Gateway is the first phase of HIMOR’s major regeneration of the 1,660-acre Carrington Estate in South West Manchester. The scheme – one of the UK’s largest single-owner strategic development sites – will transform the former Shell refinery site with new homes, green spaces, social infrastructure, employment space and transport links.  

Mark Booth, Managing Director of HIMOR, said: “The creation of these six, high quality industrial units will return employment use to the site and marks the first stage in bringing to life our long-term vision for Carrington as a thriving business location, alongside a vibrant residential community.  

“Given the lack of high spec, mid-sized industrial space in South Manchester, Carrington Gateway is exceptionally well placed, at the right time, to meet growing demand from occupiers.”  

In 2017, HIMOR secured outline approval for one million sq. ft of employment floorspace and 725 new homes at Carrington.  Wainhomes has also submitted a reserved matters application for its Carrington Village scheme of 269 homes.   

HIMOR is a Manchester-based land and property company that specialises in commercial development, land promotion, property investment and regeneration.   

HIMOR appoints new managing director at construction start nears at Carrington

Regeneration and property group HIMOR has appointed Mark Booth as its new managing director.

Booth takes up the role with immediate effect, following two years as the company’s finance director. A fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, he has worked alongside HIMOR’s founder and executive chairman Will Ainscough since he launched the business 12 years ago, initially serving as company secretary. He succeeds Darren Jones, who left the business in late 2017.

His appointment comes as HIMOR prepares to break ground on the first phase of its Future Carrington regeneration scheme, which will transform the 1,660-acre Carrington Estate with new homes, employment space and transport links.

Mark Booth said: “I am thrilled to be given this opportunity at an exciting time for HIMOR. Our investment property portfolio and strategic land holdings are performing profitably, while our flagship Future Carrington project will break ground in the Autumn, kick-starting one of the most significant regeneration opportunities in the region.”

HIMOR is owned by Bill and Will Ainscough. Will Ainscough will continue in the role of executive chairman of Wain Group Holdings, the holding company for HIMOR and Wainhomes.

Will Ainscough said: “Mark and I have worked closely together since HIMOR’s inception and his understanding of our business and strategy makes him uniquely well-placed to drive us forward over the coming years.

In 2017, HIMOR secured outline approval for one million sq. ft of employment floorspace and 725 new homes at Carrington in 2017 and a reserved matters application for a 212,000 sq. ft industrial development known as Carrington Gateway was submitted in May.  Wainhomes has also submitted a reserved matters application for its Carrington Village scheme of 269 homes.  Both schemes are due on site later this year.

HIMOR is a land and property company that specialises in commercial development, land promotion, property investment and regeneration.  The Company is based in Manchester and operates throughout the country.

Future Carrington set to transform the local economyPPS-Whats-the-Future-of-Carrington

HIMOR is working with leading economists to understand Future Carrington’s economic potential, and initial findings show that plans to deliver a mixed-use community for Carrington would transform the local economy and deliver a lasting legacy for Trafford.

Phase One could create up to 1,900 direct jobs and 250 construction jobs per year, with the development worth £107 million to the local economy, generating £13 million household spend within Greater Manchester every year.

The preliminary figures show a bright future for Carrington’s economy, with new residents set to bring a boost for local businesses.

A comprehensive economic report will accompany the planning applications for Phase One of Future Carrington, expected to be submitted this spring.

Future Carrington site tour for Kate Green MP

Kate Green MP visitKate Green MP paid the Future Carrington project team a visit to find out more about plans for a new community for Carrington. Kate, Labour MP for Stretford & Urmston, learnt more about HIMOR’s vision to create a lasting legacy for the area.

Emerging Phase One plans include transforming the Carrington village into vibrant community with up to 900 new homes; shops; green spaces; and a sports facilities. In addition to taking a tour of the Carrington estate, Kate also learnt how 1 million sq.ft. of employment space could create up to 1,900 jobs.

Kate Green MP commented: “I was pleased to be given a tour around the Carrington site and hear about HIMOR’s exciting plans for the development.

“It’s encouraging that Future Carrington team are collecting feedback from local residents about what they would like to see from the development, and it’s exciting that they’re planning to create a positive central community base for the people of Carrington.”

HIMOR, based at Carrington Business Park, is working in partnership with Trafford Council and alongside Carrington Parish Council to deliver a transformational vision for the Carrington estate. Consultation on Phase One is ongoing, with the intention to submit planning applications to Trafford Council this Spring.

Public exhibition attracts over 160 visitors

Public exhibition image 1Public exibition image 2A steady flow of visitors took the opportunity to learn more about Future Carrington at a recent public exhibition. Information and plans regarding Phase One of HIMOR’s transformational vision were on display and attendees were encouraged to provide feedback as part of ongoing consultation.

Information boards and a detailed masterplan were available and discussions covered the proposed mix of homes, the village centre, commercial space, planning applications and environmental assessments.

Members of the project team were on hand to answer questions and discuss key considerations including transport, access and green spaces within the proposed Carrington village.

Visitors provided valuable feedback by completing questionnaires on the day, which are currently being reviewed by the project team.  If you were unable to make it, let us know what you think by completing the online feedback form here.
The boards displayed at the exhibition can be downloaded by clicking here.

To have your say and get in touch with the project team visit our Join In page.

HIMOR launches Phase One Future Carrington plans

Future Carrington Draft Phase One Masterplan_LRTransformational plans for Future Carrington have been launched by HIMOR, in partnership with Trafford Council, following consultation with the local community.

A draft masterplan for Phase One of the proposed mixed-use community is set to be on display during an upcoming public exhibition. The plan features up to 900 new homes; up to 1 million sq.ft. of employment space; a local centre for Carrington; and a new home for Carrington Rugby Club.

Residents, businesses and community groups are encouraged to attend the drop-in session – to be held at Carrington Business Park on Monday 29th February 2016, from 3pm-8pm – to comment on the vision as part of the next stage of consultation.

It follows a campaign launched in November 2015, during which the Future Carrington team asked the community about their aspirations for the 1,660 acre Carrington estate. A total of 165 people took part in an online survey, where people identified their top priorities as creating a thriving community; improving transport links and delivering new job opportunities.

In addition to the survey, two workshops were held earlier this month where attendees took part in constructive, round-table discussions about the developing vision.

Paul Stanley, Director at HIMOR, said:

“We have been greatly encouraged by the feedback we have received so far, which has shaped our transformational vision for Phase One of Future Carrington.

“Our masterplan responds to what people told us about their hopes for the future. It centres around new homes and shops for Carrington, which will help give the village an identity. Up to 1 million sq.ft. of high quality employment space will also reinvigorate Carrington’s economy, creating new jobs for the area.

“This is a landmark project for HIMOR and Trafford Council and we’re looking forward to creating a lasting legacy that the community will be proud of.”

HIMOR is working in partnership with Trafford Council to create a mixed-use community. The vision will be brought forward in stages, regenerating the former Shell site and surrounding area. Following the next stage of consultation, HIMOR intend to submit two outline planning applications for Phase One to Trafford Council during Spring 2016.

Executive Councillor for Economic Growth and Planning at Trafford Council, Michael Young, said:

“Future Carrington will deliver genuine transformation and we welcome HIMOR’s approach in creating a vision that responds to people’s aspirations.

“The former Shell site has long been seen as a unique opportunity within Trafford to create a legacy community. The emerging plans for Phase One will provide much-needed family homes, unlock significant investment into the community and create new jobs – something which local people have said is a priority.

“We’d encourage people to meet the project team at the upcoming public exhibition and learn more about Future Carrington.”

A Future Carrington Community Newsletter has been issued to local residents and is available to view, alongside further information about the proposed development, at www.futurecarrington.com.

The project team welcomed Kate Green, MP for Stretford and Urmston, to the site earlier this week. Ms Green took part in a tour of the expansive Carrington estate and was provided with an overview of the regeneration plans.

Community conversations at Future Carrington workshops

Residents and local businesses joined HIMOR and Trafford Council earlier this month to discuss the developing vision for Future Carrington.

Over 75 people took part in two workshop sessions held at Carrington Business Park, providing valuable feedback and constructive discussions as part of our ongoing consultation.

The workshops brought together community groups, elected representatives, local residents and businesses for a series of round-table discussions. Members of the project team were on hand to answer questions as attendees learned more about the plans for phase one of this transformational development.

A wide range of topics were discussed, with groups focusing on benefits and concerns regarding the vision; their views on the draft masterplan; and what amenities they would like to see as part of a community district centre.

We are currently reviewing the feedback from the workshops, which will, together with responses to our online survey, help inform the preparation of the phase one planning application.

If you were unable to attend the workshops, there is another chance to take a look at the plans and meet the team later this month during a public drop-in session. (Monday 29th February 2016)

In the meantime, if you have any questions or want to discuss our vision, please get in touch. Contact details and links to our Twitter and Facebook pages can be found on the ‘Join In’ page.

Have you spotted the latest additions to the streets of Carrington? Our colourful new signs have arrived, and they’re here to mark the start of a very ‘Exciting Future for Carrington’.

Bold and bright, the new Future Carrington signs feature our contact details and the address for the Future Carrington website – which is being developed to bring you more information about HIMOR’s proposed phase one vision.

These new additions to the community have already prompted interest, with the project team taking calls from residents, community groups and also businesses interested in moving to the area.

We had a fantastic response to our online Future Carrington survey and we are holding further consultation events in the coming weeks. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions or queries – please get in touch! We’re also on Twitter and Facebook.