FOOTBALL legend Gary Neville met with Council Leader Andrew Western this week as the pair visited the site of Trafford’s new university.

Co-founder Neville joined the university’s principal Professor Craig Gaskell and Cllr Andrew Western to check out how the new University Academy 92 campus is shaping up.

The new university is being developed by Bruntwood within the iconic former Kellogg’s building on Talbot Road, Stretford.

Workers moved onto the Talbot Road site, acquired through a joint venture partnership between Trafford Council and developers Bruntwood, a week ago to begin work on the ambitious redevelopment.

Neville was given a tour of the site, alongside the Council Leader and Professor Gaskell.

Neville said: “To see work commence on the UA92 campus is another tremendous step forward. I think it will be a truly inspirational place for students to learn and engage with our partners.”

Prof Gaskell said: “We are delighted that work is starting on the new campus building. This is a significant step forward in our development. The building will support our innovative academic model and contemporary learning practice. We can’t wait to open the doors to UA92 students in September 2019.”

Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said: “It was great to meet Gary and the rest of the team. This groundbreaking scheme represents a huge regeneration opportunity for the area; UA92 will place Old Trafford at the heart of a new academic centre of excellence while driving investment in the borough for many, many years to come. We are confident it will be a catalyst for creating jobs, growing and retaining talent in the borough while building on the thriving community that already exists. The academic future looks bright for Old Trafford.”

Chris Roberts, chief development officer for Bruntwood, said: “We were delighted to join Gary Neville, Cllr Western and Prof Gaskell at the site of the UA92 development, where work is already progressing well.

“The UA92 campus is at the first stage of its transformation into a world-class learning destination.”