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December 2018

An innovative community housing project in Trafford is celebrating being crowned the best development in the UK for older people and affordable housing.

Limelight, a flagship development from Trafford Housing Trust, won two awards at the 2018 Inside Housing Development awards – Best Older People’s Housing Development and Best Affordable Housing Development – and received a highly commended in the Best Residential Development category. The Trafford Housing Trust team was also nominated in the Best Development Team category.

Limelight is an over 55’s Extra Care scheme on St Bride’s Way in Old Trafford. Originally opening in December 2017, it offers apartments for Shared Ownership and rent, alongside a range of care packages, support, community facilities and social activities for residents. It also has an on-site health hub, library, pharmacy, opticians, hair and beauty hub, café and nursery, which are all open to the public.

David Teasdale, Limelight centre manager, said: “Limelight is more than just a building – it is an amazing, innovative, community health and wellbeing hub, which makes a difference to people’s lives. It allows over 55’s to live independently, but with care and support when needed, and to have access to resident-only facilities, community services and social activities.”

David continued: “These awards reflect on the hard work of our team members in delivering high-quality homes across Trafford. We are very proud of Limelight and the homes we have created here.”

Limelight has 81 Extra Care apartments for Shared Ownership through Laurus Homes and for rent through Trafford Housing Trust. Trafford Housing Trust partnered with developer Willmott Dixon and architect PRP for the scheme.

The 2018 Inside Housing Development awards celebrate the best residential developments across the UK, with judges this year including Homes England Chief Executive Nick Walkley.

For more information on Limelight and apartments to rent, contact 0161 968 0101. For information on Shared Ownership at Limelight, contact 0161 968 0300 or visit Laurus Homes.

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