Ask Developments phase two plans for Eden Square approved
The start of phase two of the Eden Square retail and residential development in Urmston is a step closer following last night’s approval by Trafford Council’s Planning Committee.
Ask revised the plans for phase two of Eden Square in order to respond to current economic conditions and positive negotiations with a number of major retailers who require larger stores than can be accommodated in phase one.
Phase two of the scheme will add significant weight to Urmston as a retail destination and will complement those already operating in phase one, which include a mix of local and national retailers; Costa Coffee, Thorntons, Boots, Greggs, Hallmark, and HD Studio are all trading. William Hill is currently fitting out a shop unit and Ask Developments is about to announce a further letting to a national shoe retailer.
Leon Guyett, development executive at Ask Developments, said: “Together with our partner, Trafford Council, this positive decision will allow us to deliver a completed town centre scheme which will further enhance Urmston’s reputation as an attractive and enjoyable place to live, work and shop.”
Executive Councillor Mike Cornes said: “The revised plans provide a great opportunity for a first class second phase to complement the established retailers in phase one.”
Property consultant Drivers Jonas Deloitte acted as planning consultants.
Kelly Paddick, senior planner at Drivers Jonas Deloitte Manchester, said: “This marks the completion of a vital regeneration project in Greater Manchester. Incorporating three larger retail units complements the smaller units of the existing phase one development and creates a real opportunity for a range of new businesses to locate in Urmston and create a truly vibrant town centre.”
Ask Developments was selected by Trafford Council to deliver Eden Square as a thriving retail and residential centre in the heart of the local community and to spearhead further regeneration in the town.