Bruntwood and Trafford Council have been given the green light to commence the ambitious transformation of Stretford’s King Street – the first phase of a wider Stretford Masterplan.

The planning application was submitted earlier this year, following extensive consultation periods with the local community on how best to reshape the town centre.

Plans to revive the area include a thriving high street, as well as pedestrianised streets, more greenery and open spaces, as well as a reconfigured town centre.

The new development will also provide a new home for retailers, restaurants and bars to boost the local evening economy, spilling out into a new south-facing community space, which will feature a covered shopping area aimed at local independent businesses, boosting collaboration and community across Stretford.

The plans also include significant investment to create a new King Street Square that will provide outdoor seating areas, and spaces for market stalls and to host events. It will also see a significant transformation of the existing multi-storey car park, making it more secure and easier to access and navigate through. It will also be made safer for the public with improved lighting.

The development will also see a quiet service street adjacent to the mall repurposed to create the new ‘Little King Street’. This new street will create a ‘safe and welcoming place’ for activities to extend into, and become a destination for a variety of food and beverage offerings.

Preparatory works for the transformation of King Street have begun, with development works set to commence in early 2023, with completion set for  Summer 2024.

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Fri 11 Nov,
King Street, Streford
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 11 Nov 2022