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Salford Shopping Centre

Salford Shopping Centre (locally known as Salford Precinct and formerly named Salford Shopping City) is a shopping centre located in Pendleton, 2 miles (3.2 km) from Manchester city centre.

Salford Shopping Centre
Salford Shopping Centre looking onto Hankinson Way, 2005
LocationPendleton, Salford, England
Coordinates53°29′21″N2°17′14″W /53.489105°N 2.287306°W /53.489105; -2.287306Coordinates: 53°29′21″N2°17′14″W /53.489105°N 2.287306°W /53.489105; -2.287306
Opening date1972; 49 years ago (1972)
No. of stores and services81
No. of anchor tenants2
Websitewww.salfordshoppingcentre.com

Built in 1972, the centre has been the subject of numerous redevelopment projects undertaken by Salford City Council. The centre has 81 indoor shopping units and an indoor market complex which sells a wide range of goods. Outside the indoor structure is a KFC, post office and Aldi store, which opened in early 2014.

Opposite the main site stands a large Tesco store which opened in November 2012 as part of a larger regeneration plan of the Pendleton area.

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In 1952 the Ellor Street development plan was announced and was to be chaired by councillor Albert Jones. The plan proposed the demolition of 6,000 terraced houses over a 300-acre site in the Hanky Park (Hankinson Street) and Ellor Street areas of Pendleton. The area was to be cleared to make way for a new shopping centre designed to relieve 147 shops along the A6 road affected by road improvements and replace 120 corner shops set to be demolished under the development plan.

In 1962 the project, which was to cost £5.25 million (£95 million in 2013 terms) began.

The original proposal was to build a site which consisted of 260 shops, a market, spaces for 2,000 cars, plus a hotel, offices and flats. This prompted a local newspaper to run the story with the headline "It will be the finest in Europe."

Construction of the shopping centre and surrounding areas continued and on 21 May 1970 the new Salford Market officially opened. From 1971 onwards new shops inside the precinct itself began to open, the first of these being Tesco.

However, due to a lack of funds and a political scandal which saw chairman Albert Jones jailed for eight months construction of Salford Precinct was halted. The site had only 95 shop units compared to the proposed 260, the hotel and two storey car park were never built.

In 1991 the building was refurbished at a cost of £4 million, this included the installation of roofs across various walkways, making large swathes of the centre undercover. The shopping centre which at the time was known as "Salford Precinct" was renamed "Salford Shopping City."

On 9 August 1994 the Manchester Evening News reported that Salford City Council was planning on selling off Salford Shopping City to raise money for local housing repairs, these plans split the ruling Labour Party council, one councillor telling the press that it would be like "selling off the family silver."

In 2000 Salford Shopping City was eventually sold to a private company for £10 million in an effort to cut the council's deficit. It was then later sold in March 2010 to Praxis Holdings for £40 million, the company stated that it wanted to invest in the precinct and link it to the new food superstore.

Damage to Cash Converters after the Salford riots, 10 August 2011.

On 9 August 2011 a minority of people from Salford and its surrounding Manchester areas attacked several retail outlets at Salford Shopping City, as part of the larger scale riots experienced in England that summer.

Although shops on the inside of the centre remained largely untouched, outlets on Hankinson Way and Pendleton way were heavily damaged, one of the worst affected was Timpsons and Cash Converters, these outlets were both looted and set ablaze by rioters. Images of rioters breaking into several outlets on Hankinson Way including the Money Shop and Bargain Booze were broadcast on both local and national news programmes that day.

Several reasons have been put forward for the events that took place at Salford Shopping City that day, they include poor relations with local authority and poor living conditions in the surrounding areas including Clarendon which at the time of the incident had the highest child poverty rates in Salford at 75%. However Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed these claims, stating that the rioters were merely "Opportunistic Thugs" in a statement to the House of Commons.

In October 2010 Salford City Council gave the go ahead for a new £45 million Tesco superstore to be built on Pendleton way opposite the site of Salford Shopping City. The plan involved the demolition of St James's R.C. Primary School which had stood on the site since the early 1900s, the demolition of Emmanuel Church which was to be later rebuilt on Langworthy Road and the permanent closure of Pendleton Way.

The proposal was met with fierce opposition from both Salford Estates (owners of Salford Shopping City) who had purchased the site for £40 million in March 2010 and local residents. Gareth Edmunds of Salford Estates claimed that "traders can't compete with a Tesco of that size" and it would "destroy Salford Shopping City." On 21 October 2010 Salford Estates launched judicial review proceedings against the Salford City Council over the sale of the land to Tesco and presented them with a petition with over 8,000 signatures from local traders and residents rejecting the proposal. Tesco are still breaching planning regulations by allowing deliveries after the curfew set down by Salford Councils planning department (2017)

Despite this construction commenced in early 2012, the store was designed by Smith Smalley Architects and constructed by Patton Construction. The store opened on 15 November 2012. Tesco claimed the 24-hour store would create over 600 new jobs with at least half of them going to locally unemployed people.

Salford Estates have promised to continue to develop the site. In late 2012 the original market which had stood since 1970 was removed and replaced with 3 units. One of the units is a 15,900 sq ft supermarket to be occupied by Aldi opened in January 2014 and created over 80 jobs. Two further 5,000 sq ft non-food units have not yet been pre-let.

In November 2013 a 2,661 sq ft KFC opened, creating 40 new jobs.

Development was planned to continue through 2014 and beyond, including over 90,000 sq ft of additional retail space split into two extensions of 13 double height shop units. As of 2021, this work has not commenced, with no plans to begin works.

In 2020, the bus stops and Hankinson Way were redeveloped as part of the Salford Bolton Network Improvements package.

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Salford Shopping Centre
Salford Shopping Centre Language Watch Edit Salford Shopping Centre locally known as Salford Precinct and formerly named Salford Shopping City is a shopping centre located in Pendleton 2 miles 3 2 km from Manchester city centre 1 Salford Shopping CentreSalford Shopping Centre looking onto Hankinson Way 2005LocationPendleton Salford EnglandCoordinates53 29 21 N 2 17 14 W 53 489105 N 2 287306 W 53 489105 2 287306 Coordinates 53 29 21 N 2 17 14 W 53 489105 N 2 287306 W 53 489105 2 287306Opening date1972 49 years ago 1972 No of stores and services81No of anchor tenants2Websitewww wbr salfordshoppingcentre wbr com Built in 1972 the centre has been the subject of numerous redevelopment projects undertaken by Salford City Council The centre has 81 indoor shopping units and an indoor market complex which sells a wide range of goods Outside the indoor structure is a KFC post office and Aldi store which opened in early 2014 Opposite the main site stands a large Tesco store which opened in November 2012 2 as part of a larger regeneration plan of the Pendleton area Contents 1 History 2 Salford riots 2011 3 Tesco controversy 4 Future development 5 References 6 External linksHistory EditIn 1952 the Ellor Street development plan was announced and was to be chaired by councillor Albert Jones The plan proposed the demolition of 6 000 terraced houses over a 300 acre site in the Hanky Park Hankinson Street and Ellor Street areas of Pendleton 3 The area was to be cleared to make way for a new shopping centre designed to relieve 147 shops along the A6 road affected by road improvements and replace 120 corner shops set to be demolished under the development plan 4 In 1962 the project which was to cost 5 25 million 5 95 million in 2013 terms began The original proposal was to build a site which consisted of 260 shops a market spaces for 2 000 cars plus a hotel offices and flats This prompted a local newspaper to run the story with the headline It will be the finest in Europe Construction of the shopping centre and surrounding areas continued and on 21 May 1970 the new Salford Market officially opened From 1971 onwards new shops inside the precinct itself began to open the first of these being Tesco However due to a lack of funds and a political scandal which saw chairman Albert Jones jailed for eight months 6 construction of Salford Precinct was halted The site had only 95 shop units compared to the proposed 260 the hotel and two storey car park were never built In 1991 the building was refurbished at a cost of 4 million this included the installation of roofs across various walkways making large swathes of the centre undercover The shopping centre which at the time was known as Salford Precinct was renamed Salford Shopping City On 9 August 1994 the Manchester Evening News reported that Salford City Council was planning on selling off Salford Shopping City to raise money for local housing repairs 7 these plans split the ruling Labour Party council one councillor telling the press that it would be like selling off the family silver In 2000 Salford Shopping City was eventually sold to a private company for 10 million in an effort to cut the council s deficit It was then later sold in March 2010 to Praxis Holdings for 40 million the company stated that it wanted to invest in the precinct and link it to the new food superstore 8 Salford riots 2011 Edit Damage to Cash Converters after the Salford riots 10 August 2011 On 9 August 2011 a minority of people from Salford and its surrounding Manchester areas attacked several retail outlets at Salford Shopping City 9 as part of the larger scale riots experienced in England that summer Although shops on the inside of the centre remained largely untouched outlets on Hankinson Way and Pendleton way were heavily damaged one of the worst affected was Timpsons and Cash Converters 10 these outlets were both looted and set ablaze by rioters Images of rioters breaking into several outlets on Hankinson Way including the Money Shop and Bargain Booze were broadcast on both local and national news programmes that day Several reasons have been put forward for the events that took place at Salford Shopping City that day they include poor relations with local authority and poor living conditions in the surrounding areas including Clarendon which at the time of the incident had the highest child poverty rates in Salford at 75 11 However Prime Minister David Cameron dismissed these claims stating that the rioters were merely Opportunistic Thugs 12 in a statement to the House of Commons Tesco controversy EditIn October 2010 Salford City Council gave the go ahead for a new 45 million Tesco superstore to be built on Pendleton way opposite the site of Salford Shopping City The plan involved the demolition of St James s R C Primary School which had stood on the site since the early 1900s the demolition of Emmanuel Church which was to be later rebuilt on Langworthy Road and the permanent closure of Pendleton Way 13 The proposal was met with fierce opposition from both Salford Estates owners of Salford Shopping City who had purchased the site for 40 million in March 2010 14 and local residents Gareth Edmunds of Salford Estates claimed that traders can t compete with a Tesco of that size and it would destroy Salford Shopping City 15 On 21 October 2010 Salford Estates launched judicial review proceedings against the Salford City Council over the sale of the land to Tesco 16 and presented them with a petition with over 8 000 signatures from local traders and residents rejecting the proposal 17 Tesco are still breaching planning regulations by allowing deliveries after the curfew set down by Salford Councils planning department 2017 Despite this construction commenced in early 2012 the store was designed by Smith Smalley Architects 18 and constructed by Patton Construction 19 The store opened on 15 November 2012 20 Tesco claimed the 24 hour store would create over 600 new jobs with at least half of them going to locally unemployed people Future development EditSalford Estates have promised to continue to develop the site In late 2012 the original market which had stood since 1970 was removed and replaced with 3 units One of the units is a 15 900 sq ft supermarket to be occupied by Aldi opened in January 2014 and created over 80 jobs 21 Two further 5 000 sq ft non food units have not yet been pre let 22 In November 2013 a 2 661 sq ft KFC opened creating 40 new jobs Development was planned to continue through 2014 and beyond including over 90 000 sq ft of additional retail space split into two extensions of 13 double height shop units As of 2021 this work has not commenced with no plans to begin works In 2020 the bus stops and Hankinson Way were redeveloped as part of the Salford Bolton Network Improvements package 23 References Edit 1 Archived copy Archived from the original on 6 January 2014 Retrieved 6 January 2014 CS1 maint archived copy as title link Salford Shopping Centre www facebook com 2 TESCO VERSUS SALFORD ESTATES Salford Star with attitude amp love xxx www salfordstar com News Manchester Evening 1 November 2007 Albert did it his way in life men SALFORD AGONISE OVER SHOPPING CENTRE SALE 9 August 1994 SALFORD COUNCIL GIVES GO AHEAD FOR TESCO Salford Star with attitude amp love xxx www salfordstar com The Pendleton Riot Bob Jeffery and Will Jackson 2012 Vasagar Jeevan Clifton Helen 10 August 2011 Salford traders pull down the shutters in fear of further riots via www theguardian com SALFORD RIOTS FLARE AS CARS TORCHED AND LIDL GOES UP Salford Star with attitude amp love xxx www salfordstar com Riots Cameron statement in full 11 August 2011 via www bbc co uk 5 5MILLION SALFORD PIGEON PENTHOUSE BRINGS NEW MEANING TO URBAN SPLASH Salford Star with attitude amp love xxx www salfordstar com News Manchester Evening 11 March 2010 40m sale agreed for Salford Shopping City men TESCO VERSUS SALFORD ESTATES PART TWO Salford Star with attitude amp love xxx www salfordstar com Turner Ben 7 October 2010 Legal bid to halt Tesco store plans men Tesco wins Pendleton store fight 25 October 2010 Seales2011 10 26T12 44 00 01 00 Rebecca Patton Construction wins 45m Salford Tesco superstore Building Patton wins 45m Salford Tesco 20 October 2011 Archived copy Archived from the original on 6 January 2014 Retrieved 6 January 2014 CS1 maint archived copy as title link 3 Place North West Aldi supermarket for Salford Shopping City 24 May 2013 Salford Bolton Network improvements Transport for Greater Manchester Retrieved 13 August 2021 External links EditOfficial website Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Salford Shopping Centre amp oldid 1038661972, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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