Town centre regeneration would deliver 202 new homes plus shops and leisure space
Simpson Haugh proposals to redevelop a shopping centre in the south west Manchester town of Sale have been lodged for planning.
The £70m scheme, drawn up for developer Maloneview in conjunction with consultants Barton Willmore, would see the demolition of a swathe of existing buildings at The Square for replacement with new 202 new homes and around 2,800sq m of new retail and leisure facilities.
A planning application submitted to Trafford Borough Council said the homes would be delivered in two blocks of 12 and 15 storeys, with the scheme also featuring new shops, a cinema and a multi-storey car park.
Barton Willmore planning director Mark Harris said the scheme had been “welcomed by the vast majority of stakeholders” who took part in pre-submission consultation events.
“This is because it presents the town centre with a significant opportunity to become an enhanced retail and entertainment destination with the added benefit of new public realm and residential apartments and dwellings,” he said.
Maloneview commercial director Mark Rebbeck said the scheme would be the “catalyst” for the rejuvenation of the town centre as a whole.
The Square was constructed in the 1960s. The Simpson Haugh application includes the redevelopment of a three-storey residential block and 11 shop units as well as a multi-storey car park.