Lidl to take centre stage in Mocha Parade regeneration
Salford City Council has selected Lidl as its preferred retail partner as part of its plans to regenerate Mocha Parade at Lower Broughton.
Lidl, a UK-based supermarket chain, claims to have 790 stores across the country including 14 in the Greater Manchester area.
Formal planning applications are expected to be submitted to the council in the spring, with work expected to start later this year.
Mocha Parade, situated close to the River Irwell, has suffered decline in recent decades and only eight businesses remain at the precinct, which opened in the early 1970s.
In addition to the supermarket, the plans to regenerate Mocha Parade also include a new NHS health centre, more details of which are set to be announced in the coming weeks as discussions with Salford Clinical Commissioning Group advance.
Salford’s deputy city mayor Cllr John Merry, said: “[Selecting] Lidl as our preferred retail partner is part of a long-term plan to revitalise the whole Broughton area, which has seen considerable investment in new homes, schools and parks over the last few years.
“We now want to create a thriving, vibrant local shopping centre for the community.”