Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council are seeking feedback from stakeholders on plans to revamp the town centre, including the creation of a new retail core on King Street.
A planning application for the King Street scheme is due in the coming weeks.
The project aims to reinstate the historic street, hidden beneath Stretford Mall, as a lively retail and leisure boulevard, and to establish a new market hall, with independent market retail traders, as well as places to eat and drink.
The proposals also include plans to modernise the multi-storey car park off Kingsway.
As well as the King Street plan, Bruntwood Works and the council are seeking feedback on the wider 27-acre masterplan for Stretford.
Highlights of the Future Stretford scheme include:
- The creation of a canalside neighbourhood by regenerating the old Lacy Street car park and the former Royal Mail Sorting Office site
- The renovation of Arndale House to provide modern workspace
- Enhancing existing public open spaces, and the creation of large new open spaces and green areas
- Up to 800 residential units around Stretford Mall and St Matthew’s Church, to include affordable homes
- Transforming Stretford Mall and the surrounding area into a sustainable retail and leisure centre.
Planting trees in a new 'central park' for tomorrow's #greeningstretford consultation at @StretfordMall including the 1st phase rejuvenation of historic King Street.
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— Ernst (@Ernshki) September 10, 2021
An outline planning application for the regeneration of Stretford has been lodged with Trafford Council but is yet to be validated.
The consultation event will take place at Stretford Mall on Saturday 11 September between 8am and 6pm.
Andrea George, town centre and consumer brands director at Bruntwood Works, said: “We really want to invite local residents and the wider community to share their thoughts and input into the future of the King Street area, which will be the new retail heart of Stretford, as well as the wider masterplan for the town centre.
“The ongoing conversations behind this plan will ensure the composition, look and feel of this town centre works for current and future residents, as well as its visitors.”
Architecture firm Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is the lead designer of the masterplan, supported by Exterior Architecture on landscape design. The planning and environmental impact assessment was undertaken by Avison Young and Civic Engineers was the transport consultant.