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Plans Submitted for Old Trafford redevelopment

23 November 2009

Old Trafford Cricket Ground

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 sporting destinations.

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 Ashurst.