A major step towards the regeneration of Sale Town Centre was made today as our team submitted a detailed planning application on behalf of developer Maloneview to Trafford Council for The Square, Sale.
The exciting and innovative £70m scheme includes plans that will revitalise the town centre, deliver hundreds of new jobs and boost Sale’s local economy.
Delivery of the scheme would see a complete transformation of the town centre with the existing shopping centre being partially demolished and the space used to deliver 202 high quality residential units, ranging from studios to a selection of townhouses.
In addition to providing new living space, the plans would also see Sale become a more attractive entertainment and leisure destination with the provision of 30,000 sq ft of new leisure and retail space, including a six-screen cinema. In addition, pedestrian access from the south into Sale town centre will be greatly improved with the creation of a new south-facing pedestrian plaza and avenue linking the corner of Sibson and Springfield Roads to Town Square.
To accommodate the anticipated increase in residents, shoppers and commercial users, the proposals would deliver a replacement multi-storey car.
Our team, alongside Maloneview, undertook significant consultation on the plans within the local community prior to the submission of an updated masterplan. This included the hosting of two dedicated public drop-in events in Sale Town Centre in November 2017.
Over 600 local people attended the events to view the landmark plans and members of the project team were on hand to answer any questions. From the feedback received, over 90% of residents either strongly agreed or agreed with the principle of regenerating Sale Town Centre.
The plans will bring significant benefits to Sale, by not only boosting the town’s credentials as a key shopping and leisure destination, but also improving the town’s night time economy; as well as providing a much-needed gateway into the existing town centre from the south.
Mark Harris, Planning Director, said: “The proposed redevelopment of The Square in the heart of Sale has been welcomed by the vast majority of the stakeholders we have engaged with already. This is because it presents the Town Centre with a significant opportunity to become an enhanced retail and entertainment destination with the added benefit of new public realm and residential apartments and dwellings.”
Mark Rebbeck, Commercial Director at Maloneview, said: “We are delighted that following conversations with Trafford Council and listening to valuable feedback from residents the planning application for The Square, Sale has now been submitted. Delivery of this landmark scheme will act as a catalyst to the town centre as a whole, allowing it to become a leading destination for people to live, work and play.
“Following the overwhelmingly positive feedback during the recent public consultation, Maloneview is dedicated to an ongoing dialogue with the local community. Trafford Council will also soon be conducting its own period of consultation before determining the application.”
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