Plans have been submitted by Victor (Old Trafford) Ltd, a joint venture between MC Construction and The McGoff Group, for an exciting new residential development on brownfield land to the east of Warwick Road South in Old Trafford.
The proposals would result in an exceptional new apartment scheme with enhanced amenities and social spaces designed for high quality, post-pandemic living. Set over three distinctive four and five storey blocks, the development comprises 126 apartments (78 one bed and 48 two bed) with internal balconies set around an attractive open air inner courtyard.
An integral part of the overall design concept, the inner courtyard promotes the flow of fresh air around the development and offers a mix of considered hard and soft landscaping and embedded seating areas to enable residents to socialise safely.
Internally, apartments are generously sized and benefit from a modern layout. They are dual aspect with large windows to provide good ventilation, plus a flexible floorplan that meets the increasing need for a home office or studio set up allowing for living and working in comfort.
Close to good public transport links, including the Metrolink stop at Old Trafford, and offering 25 car parking spaces and cycle storage for all apartments, the development also has superb sustainability credentials.
The scheme was designed by architects Corstorphine & Wright with Paul Butler Associates as planning consultants.
If the planning application is successful, work will start in Q4 2021. McGoff Construction, part of the McGoff Group, will take the role of main contractor.
Director at MC Construction, Mike Purcell, said: “We commenced site assembly along Warwick Road South in 2016. Our intention is the much needed regeneration of the brownfield area adjacent to a transport hub which acts as gateway to the world-renowned Old Trafford. We have had positive talks with Trafford Council over several years about our development plans which complement its Civic Quarter Masterplan to the opposite side of the Metrolink tracks. We are delighted to have now submitted plans for a quality scheme with our partners at The McGoff Group.”
Director at The McGoff Group, Chris McGoff, said: “We are really excited about the plans for Warwick Road South. The Old Trafford area has huge potential and we believe the development will make a positive contribution to the redevelopment of the area making use of a brownfield site in a highly sustainable location close to public transport links and good local facilities.”
Based in Altrincham, The McGoff Group is a £150m collective of like-minded businesses with a seamless ability to acquire, design, build, operate and maintain across targeted healthcare, residential and commercial sectors making it the favoured choice for clients, funders, joint venture partners and supply chain partners alike.
Driven by second-generation family values, innovation, excellence and operational expertise, the McGoff name signifies quality, agility and an unbreakable force that is well equipped to sustain the business for future generations to come. For further information, please visit www.mcgoffgroup.com.
Founded in 1971, family-owned MC Construction has delivered complex construction projects across the North West for 50 years within the commercial, education, heritage, industrial, local authority and social housing sectors. It has expertise in successful delivery within operational environments and collaboration with multiple stakeholders.
The Victor group of companies is the newly formed development arm of MC Construction. Underpinned by extensive experience, long-term relationships and local knowledge, the Victor proposition is to deliver urban regeneration and placemaking.
For further information, please visit www.mcconstruction.co.uk
The McGoff Group has re-designed its eagerly awaited Market 41 food hall concept to ensure it is fit-for-purpose for both business and leisure in a post-Covid world.
With rays of light emerging for the UK’s hospitality industry, the award winning developer has re-worked its plans for the contemporary food hall on Railway Road in Urmston to ensure the scheme can function viably, and with minimal operational risk, as the world moves towards a new normal way of meeting and socialising when restrictions are lifted.
Months of planning, evaluation and assessment work have gone into the re-design and it is hoped that the new scheme can be submitted for planning in the next couple of weeks.
In keeping with the original theme, the new concept still retains a food hall at its heart but has been re-worked with modular units to ensure a clearer distinction between the individual operators and more outdoor space to enable social distancing rules to be easily observed.
The ground floor will feature an exciting mix of food and beverage units with the addition of beauty and lifestyle market stalls, dedicated space for regular pop-ups and all-season cover for artisan markets and events.
Further restaurants and café bar operators will be located on the first floor along with private dining rooms, boutique event spaces and a selection of offices, studios and workshops offering flexible options for local start-ups looking for a dedicated workspace away from the home environment.
A new addition to the previous concept is the proposal to include 30 ‘hands free’ hotel-style bedrooms on the top floor along with several further stunning open air event spaces. Demand for this type of contactless overnight accommodation, with keyless self check-in operated via smart phone apps, has surged during the pandemic and it is anticipated that this is set to continue as certain sectors within the economy re-open for business once again.
Accommodation of this kind would also enhance and further complement the offer at Market 41, attracting a discerning client base of weekend-breakers who would appreciate the opportunity to explore the wider local area while staying at an exciting food and beverage-led destination.
Director at the McGoff Group, Chris McGoff, said: “The way in which we conduct our day-to-day working lives and spend our leisure time has been re-set for the foreseeable future, forcing us not only to re-think how Market 41 will function in a post-pandemic world but also how best to future proof the concept against unforeseeable operational risk should further restrictions or lockdowns present themselves.
“With an end date for the lockdown in sight, it was time to re-focus our efforts on how best to deliver this exciting new urban food and drink-led destination to ensure it is financially viable, income generative and can function at some level whatever the future holds.
“We have explored different ways to enable the project to be delivered in phases so that as the economy gradually recovers and the project builds momentum we can flex by adding additional elements of the proposed offer. Conversely if lockdowns reoccur and the economy contracts, elements of the project can effectively be put into hibernation without having major long term consequences.”
With so much excitement built up for the project in Urmston, the McGoff Group has given careful thought to how the development can best serve the local community. In addition to job creation and an exciting food and drink offer that will attract footfall to Urmston from the wider local area, Market 41 will benefit the community by offering a modern socially-distanced space for work and meetings, indoor and outdoor spaces for special occasions and events and unique self-contained pods for those looking to work outside of home without returning to the city centre.
“Working practices have changed and city centre commutes are set to be less frequent,” said McGoff, “But people will still want a stimulating space with a great F&B offer for meetings, after work drinks and catching up with friends. We will actively encourage the local professional services and creative sectors to use this environment for relaxed meetings in the food hall or more formal ones in the designated boardrooms while at the same time availing of the market’s super food offering.”
Market 41 will be a key area of focus for the McGoff Group in 2021 and one that company remains excited about, despite having had to significantly re-work the original concept to ensure it can be viably delivered in potentially uncertain post-Covid times.
“Refocussing our efforts on reassessing the project to ensure it is future proof has taken some time, but we are now confident that we have a business model that is fit-for-purpose and deliverable and look forward for re-submitting it for planning in the not too distant future,” concluded McGoff.
Located on Railway Road in the centre of Urmston, Market 41 will also boast exemplary environmental and sustainability credentials including vertical farming installation, food composting and nutrient re-cycling and in-house local food delivery by bicycle.
Tinypawz is a family run home boarding and daycare business established in 2016. We operate with a 5 Star license from Trafford Council which we are very proud of.
We have recently opened an on line shop on the local App 'Shocal' and are now hoping to expand this to a 'pop up' shop at Brookedge Garden Centre selling treats, accessories, toys and much more for your furry friends including Dogs, Cats and Rabbits.
We have some lovely customer reviews on our Facebook page Tinypawz Manchester which all prove our passion for caring for your precious pooches.
You can learn more about Tinypawz on their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/tinypawzmanchester
CARE HOME SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHEER
The staff and residents at a Sale care home are spreading a little seasonal cheer this month with a festive donation of food parcels and Christmas cards to their local Salvation Army.
After such a difficult year for so many, the team at New Care’s Ashlands Manor Care Centre, on Ashlands, is hoping to make a small difference for some of the most needy, vulnerable and lonely in its immediate local community with a donation of essential food items and homemade Christmas cards with handwritten messages of seasonal goodwill that will hopefully spread a little festive cheer.
The food items have been collected by the staff who have all purchased a number of products to donate while the care home’s residents have been busy crafting, cutting and sticking to create a collection of beautiful handmade cards that they have then personalised with individual messages of faith and friendship in these difficult times.
Wellbeing coordinator at Ashlands Manor, Louise Wild, commented: “With recent events affecting so many people in our local community, ourselves in the care home no exception, we contacted our local Salvation Army to see how we could be of help this Christmas.
“The team had already had the idea to collect essential food items, and our residents wanted to reach out to those who may be isolating or spending Christmas without their loved ones. The Salvation Army has put the two ideas together and will deliver our food parcels and Christmas cards to those most in need this year.”
Prior to the pandemic, the residents at Ashlands Manor were regular visitors to the Salvation Army on Ashton Lane in Sale and are delighted to continue their relationship in this way during lockdown
Ashlands Manor resident Margaret Stone (pictured above) said: “While Christmas is a special time of year, and wonderful when spent with family and friends, it can also be lonely for many, especially this year with travel restrictions and concerns about potentially spreading the virus when mixing with loved ones. We hope our cards and messages show that there is always someone thinking about others, and that hopefully, in time, this situation will be over and we can enjoy some sort of normality again.”
Community manager at the Salvation Army, Rachel Steward, added: “The Salvation Army is a Christian church and charity that works at the heart of local communities to support and help disadvantaged people. We appreciate donations of all kinds to help facilitate our work and are grateful to all at Ashlands Manor for their kind donations which I am certain will bring comfort and support to those most in need.”
Ashlands Manor is an expertly designed, state-of-the-art care facility, with an exceptional clinical offering that includes residential, nursing and dementia care services. The care home features elegant private bedrooms with en suite wet rooms, stylish communal lounges and dining rooms, a hairdresser, nail bar and secure beautifully landscaped gardens.
With a desire to still celebrate Christmas, 24 independent business owners in Urmston have come together to create Urmston’s first Indie Advent.
Following the traditional dates of advent, starting on Tuesday 1st December and finishing on Thursday 24th December, Indie Advent is a virtual event featuring one of the 24 businesses each day.
Each individual business will decide what will appear from behind their advent calendar door, from launching a new product to introducing a new special offer, with the event finishing on Christmas Eve with a festive message from all.
From restaurants and pubs to coffee shops, retail stores, hairdressers and beauty salons, there is a real mix of independent businesses involved in Indie Advent, with the overriding objective to encourage people to shop local this Christmas and support independent businesses fighting for survival in Urmston.
Carol Chappell, owner of The Larder at 7, comments: “It’s been a really hard year for all our independent small businesses. Indie Advent was an idea I had that not only reinforces the community spirit in Urmston, but raises awareness of the many independent businesses in the town centre, all of whom have continually adapted throughout the year to trade as best they can.
“December will no doubt be a difficult month for us all with non-essential businesses excited to reopen and hospitality still limited to takeaway. However, Indie Urmston’s advent campaign will bring some cheer virtually, and with 24 businesses participating, we are ensuring there is something for everyone throughout the month. We hope the special offers, discounts, vouchers and product launches will inspire Urmston residents to shop local this Christmas.”
Scott Power, founder of the Indie Urmston Collective and owner of Get Chucked, adds: “Urmston has developed organically as a town centre and has a large variety of independent businesses, all of whom have had a terrible year. Indie Advent hopes to raise awareness of these businesses and encourage people to shop locally this Christmas. We hope it’s a huge success and people turn away from giant internet retailers to help their local community weather the COVID storm.”
The independent businesses involved in Indie Urmston include; Little Yu Boutique, Kin Bakehouse, The Barking Dog, What’s the Catch, Ixia Flowers, Scrumptious, The Larder at 7, Nikki & Co, Music for the Soul Records, Prairie Schooner Taphouse , Fred’s, Poppies 11, Kelder, Get Chucked, Thomas Carter Opticians, The Steamhouse, Rose & Bumble, Astoria Bar & Restaurant, BrauHaus, A Cut Ahead, Lockette’s Fashion, Craft Brewtique, The Retreat and Showcase Studios.
Follow Indie Urmston on Instagram @indieurmston.
For further information, email [email protected].
Bang & Olufsen of Wilmslow have a new exciting partnership that they are launching with renowned fitness equipment brand Water Rower, and their charity partner Vision Beyond Autism.
On Friday 9th & Saturday 10th October, they are offering customers the chance to win a pair of Bang & Olufsen’s latest sports earphones, the Beoplay E8 Sport, by inviting them to participate in a competition in-store.
The competition will challenge customers to row 250m on Water Rower’s luxury rowing machine in the fastest time, with the winner set to receive a pair of new Beoplay E8 Sport earphones.
For every 1km rowed, Bang & Olufsen of Wilmslow will donate £5 to Vision Beyond Autism charity which specialises in support to children and young adults with autism in the Wilmslow area.
Beoplay E8 Sport, the product up for grabs as part of this competition, combines Bang & Olufsen’s renowned and world-class audio with superior craftsmanship and design to create a pair of sports earphones suitable for both professional athletes and casual runners alike. E8 Sport can switch between tracks, take calls and activate Transparency Mode all with a simple tap or swipe of the finger. With 7 hours of playtime from the earphones and an additional 3 charges in the case, E8 Sport provide up to 30 hours of playtime. The earphones also have an IP57 certification which fully protects them from dust, sweat, and water intrusion of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
Alongside the in-store competition, Water Rower is now rewarding its customers with the Beoplay E8 Sport as a complimentary gift with purchase when purchasing any Water Rower product.
DEVOUR URMSTON WITH THREE CULINARY WALKING TOURS
Food and drink lovers are being invited to devour Urmston as part of the town’s partnership with this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
A series of special ticketed walking tours have just been announced, inviting guests to enjoy a taste of what the Urmston’s award winning pubs, restaurants and bars have to offer through a roving culinary walking tour that sees guests enjoy drinks, starters, main courses, desserts and nightcaps in different venues around the town.
The events have been planned as part of Urmston’s partnership with this year’s Manchester Food and Drink Festival and to highlight and showcase the town’s fantastic independent food and drink scene.
More than 12 different venues are taking part including Kelder, Leoncino, Harry’s, The Barking Dog, The Steamhouse, Astoria and The Prairie Schooner all showcasing a special food or drink item off their menu.
Co-chair of the Urmston Partnership, Claire Foster, said: “There are so many great food and drink businesses to showcase in Urmston that it made sense to stage a roving walking tour that dipped in and out of each and gave guests the opportunity to try a number of different tastes. Early interest in the tours has been good and we expect tickets to sell quickly.”
Director of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Alexa Stratton-Powell, said: “There are some many talented independents in Urmston and the tours are super way for those from outside of the town to sample the very best of its food and drink offering in one fabulous trip. Starting at £25, the tickets are great value and include a great selection of food and drink.”
Three tours will be taking place; Urmston’s Ultimate Tastes Tour on Wednesday 30 September from 4pm, Pizza and Prosecco on Thursday 1 October from 4pm and Pub Classics on Sunday 4 October from 4.30pm.
All participating venues are fully Covid-secure and comply fully with Trafford coronavirus rules and regulations. Events are strictly ticket only to ensure enough space to ensure social distancing can be observed and to move freely around inside. Guests are requested to bring a mask with them to cover their face when not eating or drinking.
Tickets are on sale now (see links below) priced from £25-35 per person and can be purchased in groups of two. Guests are reminded to only book in household groups.
The partnership with Manchester Food and Drink Festival is the latest initiative from Love Urmston, a brand that is dedicated to highlighting all that is great about Urmston and encouraging more people to the town to devour its thriving food and drink scene. For further information on all events including timings and how to book, please see the Love Urmston www.loveurmston.co.uk website and social media channels (Instagram and Facebook), and the Manchester Food and Drink Festival website www.foodanddrinkfestival.com.
URMSTON LAUNCHES MINI FOOD AND DRINK FRINGE FESTIVAL
Coinciding with the forthcoming Manchester Food and Drink Festival, which takes place from 24 September until 5 October, Urmston’s superb selection of independent food and drink traders have launched a mini fringe festival packed with exciting events.
Designed to highlight all that is great about Urmston’s thriving food and drink scene, the town’s award winning cafes, bars, restaurants, pubs and retailers have come together for the 12 day event and stage a series of special events, culinary walking tours and a one-off pop-up food and drink market.
Participating businesses have been keen to showcase why those who enjoy their food and drink should visit Urmston with dedicated events that have been included within the overall festival programme.
On Monday 28 September, Kelder, Urmston’s neighbourhood wine shop and wine bar, is holding a fabulous Wine Fair giving wine lovers the chance to taste over 30 different wines from a handful of specially selected suppliers over the course of special socially distanced and fully Covid-compliant ticketed sessions priced at £15 each.
Award winning pub, The Barking Dog, has partnered with Manchester Brewing Company to bring its modern craft ales to Urmston with a cask ale tap takeover that will run for the duration of the festival – or until the beer runs out! No tickets needed, but the pub will be observing strict Trafford coronavirus rules and social distancing guidelines on numbers inside the venue. If you fancy a bite with your pint, the pub has also extended the Eat Out to Help Out scheme and is offering 50% off food on Tuesdays.
And for the duration of the festival, Harry’s Temperance Bar on Victoria Parade in Urmston is hosting a colourful Caribbean food pop-up with family-run takeaway JJ’s Caribbean Kitchen which is offering authentic Jamaican cuisine including curried mutton and curried goat, jerk chicken and patties with various fillings plus vegetarian options. Again, no tickets are needed as food is to takeaway. Ever popular, Harry’s remains open in the day for ice creams, cakes and afternoon tea (booking is required).
Excitement is also mounting for the Urmston Food and Drink Pop Up Market that will take place on the Market 41 site on Railway Road from 10am until 6pm on Saturday 26 September. With more than 20 local food and drink traders confirmed including Astoria, Craft Brewtique, Evolution Drinks, Santorini, Harry’s and The Cheese Court plus two licenced vintage mobile bars serving alcoholic drinks, coffee and Prosecco, this fabulous open air event with comprehensive social distancing measures will ensure all visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and drink safely.
And last but not least, those who can’t decide where to eat can be inspired with three culinary walking tours. Designed to provide a real taste of Urmston’s food and drink scene, guests on the roving events will move around the town enjoying an aperitif, starter, main course, dessert and even a nightcap in different participating venues. Booking is essential, and with three ticketed events to choose from on three different days – Pizza and Prosecco, Urmston’s Ultimate Tasting Tour and Pub Classics – foodies will be spoilt for choice.
Director of the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, Alexa Stratton-Powell, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the fabulous businesses in Urmston. There’s lots to get excited about in the neighbourhood, and the fringe festival is a great way to showcase and celebrate that. We can’t wait to get out there and sample the wonderful programme they have put together!”
Further information on all events including timings and how to book can be found on the Love Urmston www.loveurmston.co.uk website and social media channels, and the Manchester Food and Drink Festival website www.foodanddrinkfestival.com.
The partnership with Manchester Food and Drink Festival is the latest initiative from Love Urmston, a brand that is dedicated to highlighting all that is great about Urmston and encouraging more people to the town to devour its thriving food and drink scene. For further information, please visit www.loveurmston.co.uk or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
Following on from the huge success of the summer pop up markets, with more than 6000 visitors over four afternoons, Urmston’s first Food and Drink pop up market will take place on Saturday 26th September.
In association with the Manchester Food and Drink Festival, this one-day-only pop up market will be hosted on the M41 site on Railway Road, from 10am until 6pm.
With approximately 15-20 local food and drink traders involved, including a selection of retail stalls and a number of licensed vintage mobile bars as well as two Italian Piaggio Apes serving coffee and Prosecco, anticipation for the foodie event is mounting, with 2000 visitors expected to attend.
There will also be up to 10 non-food stalls at the event too, including flowers crafts and home décor.
Urmston is renowned for its independent food and drink scene, offering a diverse mix of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, bars and pubs offering multi-cultural cuisine, fine wines, premium gin and real ale.
The pop up market on 26th September will showcase the very best of Urmston’s food and drink scene, and is one of only a few fringe events linked to the Manchester Food and Drink Festival.
Mark Rackham, from The Barking Dog says: “We had a phenomenal response to the pop up markets throughout August and the demand for more remains as strong as ever, from both traders and the general public.
“We’re delighted to be hosting our first Food and Drink pop up market in association with the Manchester Food and Drinks Festival; it’s a great platform to shout about and showcase the fantastic food and drink outlets in Urmston and the locality.”
Gemma Marshall, from Gems Delicious Treats, adds: “Having welcomed approximately 1500 visitors at each pop up market in August, we anticipate more than 2000 visitors attending this one alone, which will be incredible for the traders and a great financial boost to the local economy.”
The market, which has been organised by Love Urmston, Urmston Partnership and M41, will be fully Covid-compliant with social distancing measures in place, ensuring all visitors can enjoy a bite to eat and drink safely.
Providing the site for free, the McGoff Group was once happy to support this pop up market, with Paul Danks, Business Development Director at McGoff Group, commenting: “We were thrilled to hear how successful the summer pop up markets had been with the visitor level at each a significant number. We’re proud to support the local Urmston community and it was our pleasure to provide the site once again.”
Local traders attending the pop up market include; Astoria, The Barking Dog, Café Azul, Craft Brewtique, Evolution Drinks, Gems Delicious Treats, Harry’s, Santorini, JJ’s Caribbean, Kelder, Maki’s Curry Buns, Pudding & Pie, Roti Food & Liquor Chorlton, Sweetie Trees, The Cheese Court, The Pizza Maker, Urban Preserver, Beaglebum Jewellery, Ixia Flowers, Linda’s Creative Crafts, Scentz with Felicity, Trafford Veterans and Whimsical Wonders by Ruth.
The Food and Drink pop up market in association with Manchester Food & Drink Festival is the latest initiative from Love Urmston, a brand that is dedicated to highlighting all that is great about Urmston. For further information, please visit www.loveurmston.co.uk or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
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New animal rescue set up at Carrington Riding Centre.
'Changing Lives at Carrington' is a new, not for profit, initiative at the popular Carrington Riding Centre. Organisers want to help abandoned animals such as cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters etc and then rehome them to suitable families.
Stables are currently being converted into appropriate accommodation for the animals with the intention to be up and fully running by the end of the month.
Sharon, owner of the centre said, "We know that a lot of people benefit in every way from being around animals so we will be encouraging some members of the wider to community to volunteer to help with looking after the animals".
"Our college (in association with Trafford College) is starting a Level 1 City & Guilds animal care course in Sept which will enable 16-19-year olds to acquire an important recognised qualification in this industry. We are also staring an alternative provision which will be offering daily provisions involving these animals to you people with special needs or who don't quite fit into mainstream school".
"We feel very excited about this project as we feel it will benefit so many people and of course the animals".
The centre is very much in need of equipment such as cages, runs, blankets, toys, feed etc and of course we are in need of funding.
If anyone would like to donate anything, they can contact organisers by emailing
or by telephoning 0161 969 5853.
There is also a fundraising page set up if you would like to support. Visit www.facebook.com/donate/339941770500850/
The Sale CAP Debt Centre is here to help you with your unmanageable debts. The best part is, our
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