About the Area
Trafford is a thriving, diverse, prosperous, and culturally vibrant borough at the heart of Greater Manchester.
The borough is world famous for, and proud to be, home to the internationally renowned cultural and sporting attraction of Manchester United Football Club, Lancashire Cricket Club, Intu Trafford Centre, the famous cobbles of Coronation Street and the remarkable Imperial War Museum. We also boast Trafford Park, one of Europe’s biggest business parks, in our portfolio and have 14,000 businesses in the region, employing 163,000 people.
We have huge plans and fantastic opportunities for investors and developers. Through our development plans, as part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, our ambition is to grow our housing stock, regenerate our towns, drive footfall into our town centres and further improve the local environment for our growing and young population.
Trafford has much to be proud of. Our council tax is one of the lowest in the North West and we are also renowned as the safest borough in Greater Manchester. Our schools are among the highest performing in the UK and we are the birthplace of the National Health Service.
Our borough is recognised as an economic powerhouse and, as a key player on the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, we continue to influence decision making, investment and future planning across the region. We are a key asset to the region, contributing more than £7.1bn to the Greater Manchester economy.
We are at the heart of the global internet infrastructure, due to our close proximity to the only internet exchange in the UK outside London. This unparalleled digital infrastructure has already attracted a multitude of digitally connected businesses to locate in Trafford – including Equinix Telecity’s acclaimed £25m data centre.
Trafford has bold ambitions and plans to rethink the traditional problems faced by local authorities and respond positively to the challenges we face. With all this in mind, and much more, we are excited about what the future holds.