Maloneview’s regeneration plans for The Square Shopping Centre in Sale took a big step forward last Thursday when the planning application, submitted by our planning team, were given the green light by Trafford Council.
The £70m landmark mixed-use regeneration scheme will revitalise Sale Town Centre with up to 3,400 sqm GIA of retail and leisure floorspace, a 2,000sqm six screen cinema as well as up to 202 new residential units (including affordable).
As well as delivering much needed new housing and helping the Council to achieve housing targets, the scheme will seek to attract premier retail and commercial brands and deliver hundreds of new jobs, boosting the local economy.
The scheme’s cinema and new restaurants will be clustered around a new scenic open space to help kickstart the Public Realm and Movement Strategy, with significant works to Hereford Street and Springfield and Sibson Roads. The site is also well situated in a sustainable location, with great local transport links including the metro.
Since plans were submitted to Trafford Council last year, a majority of respondents to the Council’s consultation have backed the plans, with over 200 letters of support from local residents and business owners. The plans were also recommended for approval by officers at Trafford Council.
Planning Associate, Ben Shaw said “This is excellent news for Sale. The regeneration of this key town centre site will secure its future as a thriving retail and leisure destination delivering new and improved restaurants and cafés.
“The mix of new homes provides a positive contribution towards the borough’s housing needs, whilst the regeneration will bring over 190 new jobs to the town. This alongside, significant improvements and additions to the public realm will make Sale more accessible and desirable for the local community and drive visitors to the town ensuring it’s success.”
Mark Rebbeck, commercial director at Maloneview, said “We are delighted that Trafford Council’s Planning and Development Management Committee have given our plans the green light. Residents and the business community of Sale have also got behind the town centre regeneration, which will revitalise Sale Town Centre.”
“Our plans will help transform Sale Town Centre and provide local residents with retail and leisure facilities that will not only support the community but also help make Sale Town Centre a destination for people outside of the area to visit, shop and socialise with friends and family.”
As featured in Property Week, Estates Gazette, The Planner and Landscape Insight.
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