Community drop-in session on the future of Stretford Mall

    News, Greater Manchester

    Following their recent joint acquisition of Stretford Mall, Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works have announced plans for a community drop-in session to be held next Monday, 11th November.

    The joint venture partners are considering options for the future of Stretford Mall and are keen to engage with the community at an early stage. Ideas for Stretford Mall include attracting more local independent businesses to the area, coupled with an improvement in the leisure and lifestyle offer. Opportunities for office, commercial and residential development will also be considered.

    Next Monday’s drop-in session will provide an opportunity for local people and groups to share their thoughts about the community’s priorities for Stretford town centre and how they would like to see the Mall improved. 

    Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said:

    “Trafford Council’s aim is to create successful and thriving places in the borough, with a particular focus on our town centres and local communities. Our recent joint acquisition of Stretford Mall along with the council’s other local landholdings like Lacy Street, provide us with the opportunity for an imaginative and comprehensive regeneration of Stretford town centre. For this to be successful, we need the community to be fully engaged. Regular and ongoing engagement will be vitally important and the drop-in session is an early chance to start discussion with the local community.”

    Trafford Council and Bruntwood Works are committed to working closely with the local community to ensure the successful and sustainable regeneration.

    Andrew Cooke, Regional Director at Bruntwood Works, said:

    “Bruntwood has a long history of breathing life back into town centres and creating places for communities to thrive. Working closely with our joint venture partners Trafford Council, and by listening to the views of the local community, we have a real opportunity to refresh the town centre and create an exciting new destination for the people of Stretford to enjoy. We look forward to discussing our ideas at this stage and we hope local people take the chance to attend next week’s drop-in session and share their feedback with us.”

    The drop-in session will take place within Stretford Mall, between 2pm and 7pm on Monday 11th November.

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