Stretford Mall – Invitation to public consultation Saturday 11 September
Please see communication received regarding the Stretford Mall Transformation.
Following previous consultations, we would like to provide the community with an update on progress and invite you to attend a public consultation event within Stretford Mall on Saturday 11th September between 8am and 6pm.
At the event, we will be consulting on our exciting new proposals for a revitalised King Street shopping area, for which we are preparing a new detailed planning application. More information and images will be on display, and members of the development team will also be in attendance to discuss the proposals and answer any questions you might have.
The event will also showcase the Future Stretford plans to regenerate the wider Stretford Mall and Lacy Street car park/Royal Mail Sorting Office site. This will include further information about the hybrid planning application which has been submitted. This hybrid application is not yet valid, pending further information being provided to Trafford Council by the development team.
Please be assured that you can still have your say on the proposals, even if you are unable to attend on the day. All of the plans and answers to Frequently Asked Questions will be available from Saturday 11th September on our project website www.futurestretford.co.uk. If you would like a paper copy of this please do contact us.
What are the proposals?
This is a long-term, multi-million pound commitment and Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works, are working in partnership to transform the town centre. We want to build a vibrant, accessible and inclusive town centre, with the right amount and variety of shops and services to serve the needs of all local people.
Our ambition is for Stretford to be the place to go to for much more than shopping and so the town centre will include workspaces, great cafes and restaurants, community facilities, green spaces and play spaces for everyone. New homes will add people and natural footfall to the town centre.
The main elements of the proposed Stretford town centre development are:
Reinstate Stretford’s historic King Street as a lively new shopping street. An improved town centre to keep existing businesses and attract new ones in – including local independents and exciting big-name retail and hospitality brands. Complementary retail, café and restaurant offer will also be provided across the Mall and Lacy Street sites.
A permanent Market Hall next to King Street. With covered outdoor seating, eateries and bar areas, this will encourage independent businesses and boost the evening economy.
Large areas of public open spaces and green areas – equivalent to 1.5 football pitches in size – for residents, workers and visitors to enjoy, including a ‘central park’.
Regenerate Lacy Street car park and former Royal Mail Sorting Office site to create a new canalside neighbourhood with new homes, cafes and restaurants.
Up to 800 homes, envisaged to be split to 650 new homes on the Mall side of Chester Road and around 150 on the Lacy Street site. This will cater for a wide mix of local need, including affordable housing, apartments and townhouses.
Major investment to completely modernise the Multi-Storey Car Park, making it light, convenient and secure for residents, shoppers and other town centre visitors, including demolition of the existing car park ramp.
Renovate Arndale House to provide modern office and employment space.
We really appreciate all of the feedback and comments that we’ve received so far and welcome any more you might have. These responses will inform future planning applications. Comments and questions received include those relating to the amount of future retail and leisure space, car parking, transport and highways, the number and type of housing proposed and the necessary social infrastructure (such as doctors or dentist surgeries and school spaces) to support this. This feedback is being given full consideration by the development team.
I hope you find this update useful. As ever, please do contact us on 0800 907 8677 or email@example.com should you have any questions.