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Salford Crescent to be transformed with

new masterplan boulevards, public squares and a generally more well-defined network of routes and open spaces. The potential for a new ‘Crescent Station Hub’ will also be established providing an opportunity to link rail, bus and cycle facilities.

The vision for the next two decades A hugely ambitious masterplan to create a new city district situated between Greater Manchester’s Central Business District and Salford’s MediaCityUK, transforming the University of Salford campus and surrounding areas, has been agreed between the University and Salford City Council. The plan sets out a vision for the next two decades enhancing connections with surrounding neighbourhoods and communities and tapping in to the area’s unique potential to deliver an unrivalled place to learn, live, work and visit. The joint approach will link education with local industry, arts, culture, heritage and residential across 240 acres offering one of the largest investment and development opportunities in the region. Designed by 5plus Architects it identifies three ‘zones’ of investment: the Adelphi and Crescent neighbourhood; Peel Park and Frederick Road (Main University Campus); and the Frederick Road North Industrial Collaboration Zone.

growth sectors – building on the University’s Industrial Collaboration Zones (ICZs) in: Digital and Creative, Engineering and Environments, Sport and Health, Wellbeing and Society, • 1.1 million sq ft of new educational floorspace within a 21st century campus with new leisure facilities, • New hotel and bespoke conferencing suite, • 2,000 space multi storey car parks across the neighbourhood,

• New commercial arts workspaces, live-work accommodation for Salford’s creatives, public facing, inspiring culture, • Nearly 2 million sq ft of public realm, green landscaped routes, 5 miles of running tracks, 1.5 miles of cycleways and 1,000 trees, • Ensuring the future of six heritage buildings.

Industrial Enterprise Zone

• 25 hectares of transformed, historic parkland – this is more green space than found in the whole of Manchester City Centre and the 2 football grounds combined!

Transport and Infrastructure The Masterplan is keen to make positive changes to the transport connections and infrastructure of the area.

• 1.6 million sq ft of new commercial innovation floorspace for industrial

Improved pedestrian connections will be key to this with tree-lined

• £800 million investment opportunity, • 2,500 residential new build apartments and houses and

“Working in partnership with the council and 5plus Architects, we have developed this masterplan to ensure

For more information about the proposed developments from the University of Salford please contact Sam Wood on 0161 295 5361 or email

• Local retail and health services,

• 300,000 sq ft of modern student residential accommodation,

Across an area extending to 240 acres (99ha) it has the potential to deliver:

Helen Marshall, Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford, said: “These exciting plans for Salford Crescent represent the next step of a journey that started with the construction of the first of our University buildings - the Peel Building - in 1896.

“The new facilities that are part of the package of redevelopment will enable us to carry out the industry-led teaching and research that is key to our strategic aims of preparing our graduates for the modern world of work and delivering economic growth for Salford, Greater Manchester and beyond.”

• A new school,

Plans are in place to create a newly-built innovation district on Frederick Road, in close proximity to the University. The area will be regenerated, making way for new, high-quality enterprise and businessled developments. Having the proposed site on our doorstep will be a big asset for the University, and provide opportunities in line with our industry-focused strategy. It will also provide an economic boost to the community.

Potential to deliver

Helen Marshall, University Vice Chancellor

that our campus is fit for purpose for the next twenty years, providing a great experience for our students and investing heavily in the future of the City of Salford.


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GM Business Connect Jun.Jul 2018  

June/July Edition of Greater Manchester's fastest growing B2B Magazine

GM Business Connect Jun.Jul 2018  

June/July Edition of Greater Manchester's fastest growing B2B Magazine