Trafford Wharfside & Media City

Trafford is a great place to invest, work, live and enjoy.


High quality housing, the best schools in the country, attractive parks and open spaces, coupled with four diverse town centres, and the Intu Trafford Centre provide for all family and recreational needs.

A Prime Location

Located on the southern bank of the Manchester Ship Canal the Trafford Wharfside area incorporates the southern extent of MediaCity:UK, an international hub for the digital and creative industries and home to leading companies including the BBC and ITV. Trafford Wharfside provides a stunning and sought after waterfront location.

Superb Transport Connectivity

Close to Manchester City Centre; easy access to the Metrolink network, including the Trafford Park Metrolink extension under construction with two new stops in the Wharfside area; easy access to the national motorway network; and less than 20 minutes from Manchester International Airport.

Excellent Digital Infrastructure

Serviced by ‘The Loop’, a unique fibre network offering ultrafast connectivity reaching 10Gb/s; in close proximity to the only internet exchange in the UK outside of London, the area offers unparalleled digital connectivity. Home to the £25m Equinix/Telecity data centre; Trafford Wharfside is already established as the new home for major players in the digital and creative industry.

International Visitor Destinations

Trafford Wharfside is also home to the international visitor destinations Manchester United Football Club and the Imperial War Museum North together with associated uses including hotels.