We have been appointed by Bruntwood and Trafford Council to deliver a wayfinding strategy as part of the Stretford Masterplan regeneration proposals.
The multi-million pound masterplan will transform Stretford Mall and the surrounding streets to provide a consolidated retail and leisure offering, new housing and areas of public open space with improved transport links and pedestrian connections.
The masterplan proposals will involve the partial demolition of the Mall in order to give space over for public green space. It’s a crucial element to the vision, which seeks to make the Mall more of a destination and meeting point. A new Central Park will be established at the heart of the Mall, along with generous planting along key routes to redress the balance between cars and pedestrians.
Phase one of the wider proposals, which focuses on reinstating historic King Street as a revitalised high street, were submitted in March.
Sue Manley, Placemarque’s Strategy Director, said
“A big aspect of the proposal is focusing on improving connectivity between the Mall and the canal; a valuable recreational route and local green resource.
“We will be working alongside the masterplanners to ensure the scheme delivers logical routes that reinforce navigational cues and help with people movement.”
We’re looking forward to working with the wider team – including Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Studio MUTT, Civic Engineers, Hydrock, Exterior Architecture, and Avison Young –and progressing work on the wayfinding strategy that will be delivered alongside the first phase of works.
Exciting times ahead for Stretford Mall!