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.