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Gore Street borders ECP Holdings' 375-apartment scheme

Salford seeks contractor for Gore Street upgrade

Dan Whelan

The council aims to start procurement for the Gore Street connection, a scheme to improve walking and cycling provision around Salford Central rail station and New Bailey, with a contractor set to be announced in August.

Gore Street runs between Trinity Way and New Bailey Street, between Salford Central Station and UKLP’s 375-apartment complex, designed by OMI Architects. 

The council hopes to integrate the surrounding developments, including English Cities Fund’s New Bailey office development and the £700m Middlewood Locks scheme, by opening up the railway arches between New Bailey and Chapel Street – which the council calls a “significant barrier”. 

The £800,000 project would be funded by the Mayor’s Cycling and Walking Challenge Fund, a £160m pot from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. However, a full business case, expected to be submitted by the council this September, is required in order to access the funding. 

A contractor will be selected from the Manchester City Council Highways and Infrastructure Construction Works Framework which includes Interserve, John Sisk, Balfour Beatty and Galliford Try. 

Once a contractor is in place, work is scheduled to begin in January. The council expects work to complete by April 2021. 

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ECP Holdings? Do UK Land and Property and Grainger plc know this? I thought ECP were just the landowners…

By Anonymouse

Brilliant idea. Well done Salford City Council.

By Christopher Farrow

Sad about Salford. People always talk about Mcr yet historically Salford is more important.

By Gary B