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  • 2

    GP practices

  • 80

    extra-care homes

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Major community facilities and care home in Old Trafford


  • Strengthens our market leading position in care sector
  • Latest project by Manchester residential team
  • Integral part of the wider Old Trafford Master Plan
  • Led by Trafford Housing Trust in partnership with Trafford Council
  • Includes public library, multi-function activity hall and day nursery

Trafford Housing Trust appointed our residential team to create Limelight, a mixed-use development in Old Trafford in the shadow of Manchester United's ground

Limelight includes community centre, bistro café, pharmacy, health care facilities and 80 extra-care apartments with a vision as a community health and well-being hub to be the most amazing, innovative, multi-use space in the city!

Visitors have access to services including a library, opticians, a hair and beauty hub, a café and a nursery. Late October will see the arrival of two GP practices and a pharmacy.


The extra-care apartments provide people over 55 with high-quality accommodation with an emphasis on independent living. It also saw us demolish St Bride’s Church and rebuild it as part of the redevelopment which also has a public library, multi-function activity hall, day nursery and sports changing rooms.

This is an integral part of the wider Old Trafford Master Plan being led and delivered by Trafford Housing Trust in partnership with Trafford Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.


Stuart Belfield, operations director at our company based in Manchester:

“Willmott Dixon was proud to be involved in this innovative project to bring new community amenities to the heart of Old Trafford. The scheme demonstrated a true partnership between all stakeholders and with our commitment to community engagement this project left a lasting legacy beyond bricks and mortar.”