Sale Square
The wider project includes provision for a cinema and 202 homes

Maloneview plans further refresh of The Square

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The developer behind the £70m overhaul of The Square shopping centre in Sale has added to its plans to reinvigorate the centre with an additional application to Trafford Council.

Under Maloneview’s latest plans, vacant retail units in the shopping centre will be converted into food and drink, and leisure uses, while there will be additional improvements to public realm and access into the building.

There would be work to improve the shop fronts and convert the upper floors of retail into 7,000 sq ft of offices.

Maloneview is being advised by Barton Willmore as planner, SimpsonHaugh as architect, and landscape architect Exterior.

The scheme is an expansion of a planning application approved in March last year.

The redevelopment, also designed by SimpsonHaugh, would include a partial demolition of the existing shopping centre, and replacing it with a six-screen cinema, up to 37,000 sq ft of retail and leisure over nine units; three of these will be in the cinema building, and six more will be within a new retail terrace.

The 202 homes will be split across two blocks of 15 and 12 storeys, along with 18 townhouses along the site’s Sibson Road frontage. The 104,000 sq ft car park will include 337 spaces.

This scheme would already see new areas of public space to provide a route between Town Square and Sibson Road, while the cinema will also include public realm.

Maloneview is being advised on retail lettings by Sixteen Real Estate.

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Looks fantastic – can’t wait for this to happen. Can’t come soon enough

By Salient

This has been on the cards for over 5 years – seems like it’s never going to happen with these guys in ownership… Council should buy it.

By The Old Faithful

Desperately needed. Just get on with it!

By Anonymous

CGI after CGI but still no nearer starting by the looks of it

By Oscar

Why does Sale need a Cinema? It doesn’t. Why doesn’t the council look down the road and see the benefits the improved market has brought to Altrincham? Something similar is what Sale needs to bring investment around it, independent retailers and people in for the experience. But no, let’s get an empty cinema instead…..

By Anonymous

Get the job done and stop pricing local business out of area with high rents which only leads to more empty units .Let’s get the place buzzing with activity

By Dave

Sale town centre has been run down for so many years now. Let’s get on with it now !!
There seems to be more drug addicts outside Aldi & Tesco begging and intimidating the Community.
Pls look into this !!!

By Sara reed