L&Q in talks to expand to North West

We’re hoping to welcome Trafford Housing Trust to the L&Q Group this summer. The acquisition of a North West-based housing association will mean we can do more to help solve the national housing crisis.

Manchester has a shortage of 200,000 homes. By working with Trafford Housing Trust, we aim to build 20,000 quality new homes over the next ten years. Half of these will be affordable.

We have already been working with them to build nearly 700 homes in the Manchester area. We have another 850 planned as part of that partnership.

Almost all our homes are in London and the South East and we remain committed to this part of the country. We will carry on looking for opportunities to build new homes in the capital and the Home Counties.

We also remain committed to investing in our existing homes and improving our service. It will not divert our attention away from providing good quality services to you.

Trafford Housing Trust currently has 9,000 homes and provides homes for rent, sale and shared ownership. There are no plans at this stage to change its name.