Peel secures Growing Places support for Partington

PEEL is planning to start work on a shopping centre in Trafford after securing a loan from the Greater Manchester Growing Places Fund.

A cash flow loan has been committed by the fund which was set up to invest in infrastructure projects and support economic growth.

It will be used to start construction of Partington Shopping Centre which was first granted planning permission in 2008 but stalled.

The 17,000 sq ft centre will have nine retail units and will be anchored by Tesco and Heron Frozen Food. Five of the remaining seven units are committed to a bakers shop, a bookmakers, a national charity shop, a newsagents and a fish and chip shop. Two units are still available. There will also be 7,000 sq ft of flexible first floor space, a market square and a 126-space car park.

Louise Morrissey, director of land and planning at Peel, said: “We are delighted at long last to be able to announce the start of the programme for construction work for the new shopping centre.

“We are confident that this development, once built, will make an enormous difference to Partington and will result in the creation of a vibrant new
community shopping centre with much improved amenities for the people of Partington. We have waited a long time to bring this scheme together, with market conditions preventing development until now.”