The proposed waterfront Irwell City Park along the river bordering Trafford, Salford and Manchester has been granted £1.1m from the North West Development Agency and partner councils for planning and design work.
The Irwell City Park vision is being delivered by Central Salford urban regeneration company, Salford City Council, Manchester City Council, Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council, the NWDA and private sector partners.
The project team will now appoint project managers, a design team and cost consultants to undertake all detailed design and technical assessments for the section of the project, which connects Media City UK and the Quays to Greengate and Victoria Street.
The project promises new walkways, bridges, cycleways and riverside community spaces, providing a backdrop for additional investment in new homes and employment
The project is scheduled to be completed in April 2010.