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The Rivers, Old Trafford

“The scheme was delivered to budget, on time and at a fantastic quality….the sites they have developed for us have been the best organised, tidy and safe that I have come across throughout my work in development. I would whole heartedly recommend Cruden.” - Graeme Scott, Assistant Director Development - Trafford Housing Trust

Project: The Rivers (Stretford Road)

Employer: Trafford Housing Trust

Procurement Framework: JV North

Location: Old Trafford

Value: £2.89m

Programme: 56 weeks

Works Description: The Rivers is a design and construct, mixed tenure development of 9, two bedroom apartments for shared ownership and 27, one bedroom apartments for rent. The scheme is part of a major regeneration of Old Trafford, built on the site of former sheltered accommodation, achieving Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 with features including photovoltaic solar panels and provision of cabling ducting for future installation of an electric car charge point.

Cruden Construction delivered a range of CSR initiatives to ensure the local community benefited from the scheme beyond bricks and mortar.   Two local residents obtained permanent employment as joinery and plastering apprentices whilst two nearby children’s play areas were refurbished and cleaned. We organised a DIY demonstration day and provided materials and labour to create a Community Garden; rounding this off by sponsoring and running a stall at a Trafford Housing Trust Fund Day.

Group Delivery Company: Cruden Construction Ltd