Three hundred new jobs were today secured by Salford City Council giving the green light to the Salford Shopping Centre expansion. Salford City Council gave a unanimous thumbs up to Salford Estates’ vibrant regeneration plans today, that will see the Centre secure a new modern Market Hall for the market traders alongside 13 new double-height, modern shop units to accommodate a wider range of retailers. Salford Estates, which bought the Centre in 2010, had put forward plans earlier this year to expand the shopping offer in Salford and accommodate further big-name clothing and fashion brands.
Under the plans, Pendleton Way will be closed to create a pedestrian area linking the Centre to Tesco. Further additional public realm improvements will also be made, including the introduction of new, high quality paving, new planting and public seating areas.
Andy Brown from Salford Estates said,
“There is a bright new future ahead for Salford Shopping Centre and we are delighted Salford City Council has given our plans a ringing endorsement. There are a few ‘Ts’ to cross and ‘Is’ to dot before we can get moving on the regeneration but this is a great step forward. We are also excited to be able to offer a modern market that is fit for purpose and has been designed with the input of the market traders who will be using it. The new shop units will deliver an enhanced shopping experience in the heart of Salford and will allow us to offer an even bigger choice of shops and brands.”