We have been developing a relationship with Trafford council for some time, providing support to their in house teams in considering various development options for their sites across the borough. This relationship led to them inviting us to compete, alongside various big name practices, to provide masterplanning services for the redevelopment of the area surrounding Old Trafford Cricket Club, incorporating the new UA92 university campus. We worked with re:form landscape architects to develop an inspirational public space centred approach, that could celebrate the unique nature and opportunities presented by the area. Unfortunately despite a positive reaction to our ideas one of the big names (who we like!) got the gig. This did save us the problem of working out how our resident Yorkshire Cricket devotee would relate to the Lancashire Cricket Club Client team in meetings!