23 November 2009
Lancashire County Cricket Club and its partners have
submitted BDP’s plans to Trafford Council for the re-development of
Old Trafford cricket ground and the surrounding area.
If approved, the development will significantly boost the Club’s
prospects of bringing the Ashes back to Old Trafford and generate
huge economic benefits for the area.
The proposals are part of an innovative sports-led regeneration
strategy for a 50-acre mixed use neighbourhood in Old Trafford.
The proposals are being brought forward by a partnership between
the club, Trafford Council, Ask Developments and Tesco, and will
transform the historic venue into one of the country’s premier
The plans include a Tesco store with approximately 100,000 sq ft
retail sales floorspace providing over 500 jobs, half of which
would be guaranteed for the local long-term unemployed.
The development will bring investment of at least £70m into
parts of Trafford which suffer from low levels of economic activity
and employment. It will generate an estimated 71,000 additional
visitors to Old Trafford each year, creating a further £1m per year
additional spend in the local economy. It will include new
facilities offering a host of educational and training
opportunities for the local community.
A team from Capita Symonds’ Cheadle Hulme office is providing
civil, structural and geotechnical consultancy services on various
aspects of the project on behalf of client Morgan