New consultation opens on Salford regeneration scheme
A second public consultation has opened on plans for Salford’s Regent Retail Park.
The first phase of consultation was back in February this year, and the team has since been working to incorporate residents’ comments and suggestions into the new masterplan.
The ambition, by Henley Investments, is to transform the existing retail park and create an open, inclusive, and vibrant new neighbourhood for Salford. With five acres of public open space, up to 3,200 new homes, and almost 10,000 sq m of community and commercial space for shops, services and amenities, Regent Park is aiming to lead the way in modern urban living and create a new community.
At the heart of the scheme sits Salford’s first urban park in a generation: West Union Park.
Spanning across 3.5 acres, West Union Park will provide much needed green space for two growing cities. The vibrant public park will be home to large lawns, play space, extensive planting, new trees, seating, and water features – creating a characterful space for everyone to use and enjoy.
The park will be surrounded by 10 buildings, delivering up to 3,200 new high quality homes at the scale and density that demand requires.
With a mix of types and tenures, suitable for all, from first time buyers, families and young professionals, there is also a commitment to delivering a proportion of affordable homes on site.
As one of Salford’s designated Neighbourhood Centres, Regent Park will connect new and existing communities with the shops, services and amenities they need, creating a new urban centre and a focal point for the community.
Reconfiguring almost 10,000 sq m of commercial and community space, with the help of specialist retail and leisure property consultants Distrkt, Regent Park will continue to meet the retail and service needs of local residents while supporting the growth of a new sustainable community.
With new walking and cycling routes, family-friendly spaces, and a new community hub, the ambition is for Regent Park to stitch seamlessly into the local area and create a new neighbourhood.
Warwick Hunter, managing director of development and head of ESG at Henley Investments, said: “The most important part of any new development is the people who will be part of it. Our plans for Regent Park create a district centre that Salford can be proud of – curating a place that has a real sense of community and authenticity.
“Ultimately, the scheme will deliver a series of spaces that are connected and cohesive and completely part of the Ordsall fabric. We are now consulting on our masterplan and welcome thoughts on how this scheme can be brought forward with the local community on board.”
The second round of consultation, launched on September 27, and will close on October 20, 2023. During this time, local residents and businesses can view the revised masterplan and have their say by:
- Visiting the consultation website and completing a feedback form:www.regentparkconsultation.co.uk
- Registering to attend an online webinar via the website. This will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, October 11, from 6pm
- Attending a community drop in at Salford Lads Club, M5 3SA, from 3pm until 8pm on Friday, October 6
- Emailing the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments and questions
- Writing to the project team at Regent Park, C/O Lexington, Third Floor, Queens House, Queens St, M2 5HT
- Speaking to a member of the team via the community information line on 0161-711 0293 (lines open Monday-Friday, 9am-5:30pm)
The feedback that is received during the consultation will be considered by the project team and used to inform the final plans submitted to Salford City Council later this year as part of the outline planning application.