Sale Town Centre Redevelopment
The redevelopment area is outlined in red

Sale town centre overhaul moves forward

The redevelopment of Sale town centre has taken a step forward, with a scoping report now submitted for a new retail, housing and leisure development on the site of The Square shopping centre.

Developer Maloneview is planning a comprehensive overhaul of the town centre, including the partial demolition of The Square shopping centre and the construction of up to 37,000 sq ft of retail space, a 22,000 sq ft cinema, and up to 215 residential units.

The development, which stretches over a five-acre site in the town centre, could include buildings of up to 15 storeys in height.

It will also include extensive public realm enhancements, landscaping, and new road access along Sibson Road.

The three-storey Sibson House office block, as well as six retail units and a multi-storey car park would all be demolished to make way for the development, but the Acre House car park and the retail units below would be retained.

Planner Barton Willmore has now submitted an environmental impact assessment report to Trafford Council, ahead of a full planning application for the scheme. SimpsonHaugh is attached as architect.

The developer behind the scheme, Maloneview, is based in Northern Ireland and is headed up by Michael Brown, according to Companies House documents.

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A long time coming. Much needed.

By M33

This sounds promising. It’s still more of the same though – shops and houses, although the return of a cinema sounds fantastic . What plans are currently in place for the old Magistrates Court? We are greatly in need of a conference /exhibition centre.

By Gillian Astbury

No mention of what’s going to happen to the Taxi rank while the work is done and afterwards

By Cynsye

Magistrates court – why don’t we make that into a food market like Altrincham!!

By John

Food market for the mags court, brilliant idea

By David B

What’s happening to existing shops like Wilkinson’s etc

By Anonymous

It’s a shame Stretford isn’t accommodated with the same sentiments. Who cares about Stretford eh?

By Carol

We need a new leisure centre with water slides, sauna, steam room and a day spa.

By Michelle

Tis sounds interesting but how big is a 22,000 sq ft cinema eg compared to Altrincham? Sale is smaller than Altrincham and would be completely over-dominated by something that size. We have no shortage of easily accessible multiplex cinemas. However if it was a small arts cinema that would be much more in keeping with Sale and the size of the town. Also if there were to be more housing then there would need to be more consideration about the impact on traffic and the pressure on the tram service. This would have to tie in with making Sale more bike friendly as presumably much of this accommodation wouldn’t have parking. We definitely don’t need any more traffic in Sale.

By Jane Leicester

I’m so pleased that Sale is getting a face lift. I love the idea of a food market and the arts cinema from other comments. We desperately need a swimming pool upgrade though. The staff are amazing, the pools and changing rooms are in a terrible state.

By Sheryl

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