Essex WayOld Trafford, Manchester

Trafford Housing Trust
No of units
62 two bedroom apartments and houses
PRP Studio

The Essex Way Housing site in Old Trafford is one of nine sites within the Old Trafford Masterplan designed to contribute to the wider regeneration of the area. The project was specifically developed to re-house Trafford Housing Trust tenants who were being decanted

from unsuitable accommodation within the borough.
Strong frontages address the existing key routes and perimeter blocks help to create a more secure layout, clearly defining public and private spaces. Security was a key concern for existing and future residents; to address this issue the apartments, together with the series of mews houses, provide natural surveillance of parking areas and shared amenity spaces.

All materials used reflect the residential nature of the surroundings but were chosen for their robust nature.