Trafford Housing Trust

Eyesore Demolished

26 September 2016

Work commences on the transformation of abandoned Bayer building as the Altrincham eyesore on A56 is set to be demolished and replaced with 62 high-quality homes and flats.

Picture showing Bayer building being demolished with Stonebrook L-R Matthew Gardiner (THT), Larry Gold (THT), Stephen Anstee (TC), Lee Sale (Wates)
 L-R Matthew Gardiner (THT), Larry Gold (THT), Stephen Anstee (TC), Lee Sale (Wates)

Trafford Housing Trust and Wates Living Space Homes have commenced plans to re-develop the abandoned Bayer industrial complex off Manchester Road in West Timperley.

Work to clear the 1.4-hectare plot, which has laid derelict for many years and has been subject to numerous acts of vandalism and arson attacks, has now begun. Set to take its place will be 33 high quality family homes and 29 contemporary apartments.

Once phase one is completed in summer next year the scheme, which will be marketed under the Laurus Homes brand, will be named Stonebrook.

Trafford councillor Stephen Anstee, whose Broadheath ward includes the Bayer site, said:

 “I am delighted to see the excellent plans for this site now coming to fruition.  The building has been an eyesore for far too long and a magnet for vandalism and anti-social behaviour.  The new homes will be a fantastic addition to the area and will also help bring more investment into this part of Altrincham.” 

Larry Gold, Director of Laurus Homes, said: “The Bayer building has for many years been a blot on the Trafford landscape and gives a bad impression of the area. Getting started on our plans for Stonebrook means that we can begin to create a modern, accessible and desirable residential scheme which will elevate the whole neighbourhood, providing much needed new housing and apartments in the process.” 

“The Stonebrook scheme is another great example of how we are delivering new homes in areas like Timperley but with profits set to be used to build other types of badly needed housing across the whole of the borough.

“It also reflects our progressive approach to housebuilding; working with commercial developers and others, to help accelerate the pace of new home delivery in Trafford and beyond.”  

Stonebrook hoarding at Bayer site
Hoarding advertising the new StoneBrook development


Lee Sale, Business Director, Wates Living Space Homes said: “Our joint venture with Trafford Housing Trust to design and deliver the Stonebrook scheme demonstrates our partnership approach to housebuilding which is closely linked to the needs of the community.

“By combining the Trust’s local expertise with our experience in job creation, skills initiatives and local supply chain relations, we can both add substantial social value to projects like this.”      

As Stonebrook progresses the Trust and Wates Living Space Homes will be creating a wide range of business, training and employment opportunities. These will include the creation of job opportunities, apprenticeships and work experience placements.

There will also a special ‘Building Futures’ programme, which offers local jobseekers the chance to gain some basic construction skills, and a procurement strategy to encourage local businesses and social enterprises to bid for work linked to the development.

Stonebrook is Trafford Housing Trust’s second major ‘eyesore’ regeneration project on the A56 artery road which runs through Trafford. Last year they began the transformation of the decrepit Waggon & Horses pub site in Sale into a modern, mixed-use residential and retail scheme which is due for completion later this year. 

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