Trafford Housing Trust selected for Red Bank affordable housing delivery panel

Published on 02/03/2021

The Far East Consortium (FEC) has selected Trafford Housing Trust, part of L&Q, onto its partner panel for the delivery of affordable homes across the Red Bank neighbourhood of the Northern Gateway, alongside Great Places Housing Group and The Guinness Partnership.

The Northern Gateway, a joint venture partnership between FEC and Manchester City Council (MCC), will deliver up to 15,000 new homes across north Manchester over the next 15-20 years, 20% of which are outlined as affordable. The project is divided into a series of neighbourhoods, with Red Bank being one of the first to be progressed for development and investment by the partnership.

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Group Chief Executive at L&Q, said: “We’re delighted that Trafford Housing Trust has been selected to partner with FEC on the redevelopment of the Red Bank neighbourhood.

“When Trafford joined the L&Q Group in 2019, it was the start of an exciting new chapter for us in the North West – as we work together to invest in delivering high quality homes and thriving communities where people can afford to live. This exciting opportunity at Red Bank forms an important part of our wider plans for the region, and we look forward to working closely with FEC.”

Larry Gold, Chief Executive of Trafford Housing Trust, said: “We are really pleased to be appointed to the panel and to be working in partnership with FEC, helping to shape the delivery of quality affordable homes in Manchester.  We are committed to tackling the housing crisis in the North West, and these new homes will form a significant part of delivering on that commitment.”

For more information, visit the Trafford Housing Trust website.