Community invited to comment on next stage of Stretford town centre transformation

Following the start of the King Street and Kingsway works, Bruntwood and Trafford Council are inviting the community to share their thoughts on the latest proposals for Stretford town centre.

Community invited to comment on next stage of Stretford town centre transformation

That includes plans for up to 800 new residential properties and further improvements to the town centre. 

Residents can give their views online and in person at the Stretford Socials event at The SQ in Stretford Mall on Saturday 7th October from 12pm to 4pm as part of the monthly community meet-up. 

The event will be attended by the project team who will be discussing the proposals and listening to the community's views. For anyone unable to attend, the proposals and survey will be available online via the Stretford Town Centre website from Friday 6th to Sunday 15th October.   

The ambitious town centre regeneration project includes plans to transform Stretford Mall into a greener, healthier and more sustainable town centre. The first phase already in progress includes reinstating the historic King Street as a revitalised high street to attract independent businesses, establishing a covered market hall to include retail, eateries and bar areas, and widespread landscaping to provide green spaces for the community to come together. 

The Hybrid planning application for the scheme's wider master plan was given the green light in March 2022, following an extensive period of consultation with the local community. The approved plans set the parameters for future redevelopment, which will provide places to play, work, eat, shop and live in Stretford town centre. 

Since then, Bruntwood and Trafford Council have continued to progress the development proposals, taking into account changes that have, and are, taking place in the wider locality. This includes the remodelling of King Street and Kingsway. The local community is invited to have their say on the proposed changes to the approved scheme.

Bruntwood, along with Trafford Council, has a strong track record of town centre regeneration. Its purpose of ‘creating thriving cities’ recognises the need for continuous investment in the town centres that surround them to help each other succeed. 

Rob Elsom, development director at Bruntwood, said: “The needs of the local community are right at the heart of the plans to transform the town centre, which is why gathering feedback on the latest stage of the ambitious project is so important to us. 

“Since the planning application was granted last year, we’ve continued to adapt the plans to represent a better development opportunity for Stretford, and we’re keen to hear the thoughts of the people who use the space every day.”

A spokesperson for Trafford Council, said: “Our regeneration masterplan for the town centre will be pivotal in helping Stretford to thrive, and most importantly, it’s been shaped by long-term community engagement. 

“The latest engagement will be key for informing the next stage of the project, as the plans continue to develop. We’d encourage as many local residents, organisations and businesses to attend and share their thoughts, so they can be included in the conversation as the plans evolve.”

The design team includes architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Exterior Architecture, Avison Young and Civic Engineers.

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