Mocha Parade Medical Centre, Castle Gate Projects P.Castle Gate Projects
The scheme will include three retail units at ground level. Credit: via Castle Gate Projects

Salford to sell land for Lower Broughton medical centre 

Dan Whelan

Having approved Lidl’s plans for a supermarket on part of the former Mocha Parade site last week, the council is now due to sign over the remaining land to Castle Gate Projects for the creation of a medical centre. 

The developer wants to create a medical centre as part of the wider revamp of Mocha Parade, an ageing retail complex in Lower Broughton that is rundown and largely vacant. 

Commercial negotiations for the site have now concluded and approval is sought from the council’s property and regeneration committee next week to complete the sale. 

Castle Gate Projects’ scheme would see the consolidation of two existing Salford practices, Mocha Parade Medical Practice and Lower Broughton Health Centre, into a three-storey L-shaped building on the corner of Lower Broughton Road and Great Clowes Street. 

As well as the medical centre, the scheme will include three retail units at ground level and it is envisaged these will be occupied by complimentary traders, such as a chemist and an optician, according to Salford City Council. 

The proposed building, which would occupy 0.7 acres on the corner of Lower Broughton Road and Great Clowes Street, will be built on stilts as the site is located within flood zone three. 

Bluesky Architects designed the medical centre. 

The demolition of Mocha Parade is well underway and Lidl plans to open its doors next February. 

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