Plans for a 5-acre ‘podium’ to be built over Frederick Road in Salford have had the green light from Salford Council, meaning work will begin on the project, which will unlock development potential within the £2.5bn Salford Crescent masterplan, very soon.
Named ‘Salford Rise‘, the ‘striking’ 11-metre=wide pedestrian podium spans Frederick Road and will remove a “significant barrier to movement” within the area and help towards creating what is known as a ’15-minute neighbourhood.
A 15-minute neighbourhood serves to provide residents with most, if not all, of their needs within a short walk or bike ride from their home. The construction of Salford Rise will significantly reduce walking times and improve access to the area.
The 90m long ‘boulevard in the sky’ is part of the wider £2.5bn, 240-acre Crescent masterplan, which aims to deliver 3,000 homes, more than 1m sq ft of space to innovate and collaborate, alongside 1m sq ft of offices, retail, leisure, a new multi-modal transport hub.
Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett described the project as “an ambitious infrastructure and public-realm project that will foster inclusivity, and genuinely start to help to level-up Salford”.