Plans for massive overhaul of Sale Town Centre

By Peter Trollope at

 The redevelopment of Sale town centre has taken a step forward, with a scoping report now submitted for a new retail, housing and leisure development on the site of The Square shopping centre.

Developer Maloneview is planning a comprehensive overhaul of the town centre, including the partial demolition of The Square shopping centre and the construction of up to 3,400 sq metres retail space, a 2,000 sq metres   cinema, and up to 215 residential units,

The development, which stretches over a five-acre site in the town centre, could include buildings of up to 15 storeys in height.

It will also include extensive public realm enhancements, landscaping, and new road access along Sibson Road.

The three-storey Sibson House office block, as well as six retail units and a multi-storey car park would all be demolished to make way for the development, but the Acre House car park and the retail units below would be retained.

Three years ago Maloneview (Sale), the freehold owner and manager of The Square, submitted a proposal and consultation draft to alter The Square.

These latest proposals will offer signifcant changes to the landscape of Sale Town centre.

Planner Barton Willmore has now submitted an environmental impact assessment report to Trafford Council, ahead of a full planning application for the scheme. SimpsonHaugh is attached as architect.

 Mark Rebbeck, Commercial Director for Maloneview (Sale) Limited, said:  “We are still at an early stage with the proposals for the redevelopment of Sale town centre. Before a planning application is prepared, we will be consulting widely with local residents and businesses so they can help shape these exciting plans for the town. This is an important step though and we look forward to speaking to the local community about the future of Sale in the months to come.”