The MSCP is to be reimagined under the plans. Credit: via planning documents

Caddick picked for £12m Stretford Mall job 

Bruntwood and Trafford Council have appointed the construction firm to carry out the first phase of the shopping centre redevelopment, which includes the refurbishment of existing retail units and the creation of a market hall.

Place North West reported in January that the joint venture delivering the Stretford Mall revamp was searching for a contractor to carry out the first phase on a design and build basis. 

Caddick Construction has now been appointed to deliver the project on a £12.4m contract that begins next month and runs to the end of February 2025. 

The works to be carried out, funded through £17.6m of Future High Streets cash, include:  

  • The removal of the roof over the existing shopping mall, thereby recreating King Street and King Street Square  
  • Refurbishment of retail units   
  • Demolition of units on the southern leg of the existing mall to enable the creation of Little King Street  
  • Repurposing of the ground floor of the existing multistorey car park to create additional retail units  
  • The creation of a market hall containing multiple F&B units with additional units opening onto Little King Street   
  • Demolition of the car park’s external vehicle ramp and construction of a replacement between ground and first floor levels  
  • Public realm improvements. 

This raft of works is the subject of a planning application that has yet to be determined by Trafford Council. 

Trafford and Bruntwood’s overarching vision for the 27-acre site was approved in March. 

Overall, the project will see the delivery of:  

  • Up to 800 residential units featuring a mix of apartments and townhouses   
  • Up to 140,000 sq ft of commercial space   
  • Up to 30,000 sq ft of space that could be used as drinking establishments takeaways, theatres, cinemas, and cafes   
  • Up to 7,750 sq ft for learning and non-learning institutions    
  • Up to 25,800 sq ft for local community use.   

The project team for the Stretford Mall scheme comprises architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and Studio Mutt, structural engineer DW Consulting and M&E consultant Hydrock.

LECS is the lift consultant, RLB is the principal designer and Richard Boothroyd & Associates is the employer’s agent.

Exterior Architecture is the landscape architect and Buro Four is the project manager. Avison Young is advising on planning and Civic Engineers is the transport consultant.

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Great news! Can’t wait to visit when this is complete. A really good precedent for GM and beyond for how to deal with defunct 60s/70s shopping precincts without resorting to knocking it all down and starting again.

By Matt Townsend

Will believe it when I see it, heard all this before but never materialised, whole complex needs flattening and start again, it’s so outdated

By Kj

Online shopping is killing town centres. Stretford Shopping Centre is sadly like most northern town centres. 30% of the shops in Stretford are empty and have got “To let” signs on for many years. The market was thriving in the 80s/90s, but sadly over the last twenty years imarket has gone.

By Darren Born and Bred.

I’ll repeat again, if they don’t do something with the roads, both Chester Road and Kingsway, this will be a complete folly.

By Sbt

When is it going to start

By Julie thomas

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