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.