Residents are being invited to help shape an ambitious proposal which aims to transform the area around Trafford’s Town Hall and surrounding buildings into a new ‘Civic Quarter’ that will become a shared public space for everyone.
The Civic Quarter project covers a 120-acre site taking in the Town Hall, Lancashire Cricket Club and the intended University Academy 92 (UA92). Still in the early design stages, the Council, along with partners Bruntwood and Lancashire Cricket Club and consultants FCBStudios, Planit-IE and GVA HOW Planning, is calling for people’s views on how this public space could work.
Ernst ter Horst Associate at FCBStudios said; “We’re very proud and excited to be involved in the design for this regeneration framework, with its context of internationally renowned sports venues and the Borough’s historic Town Hall. We’re looking to capitalise on the opportunities of these existing facilities as an excellent basis to create a rejuvenated place for living and working in the new Trafford Civic Quarter.”
The public is invited to attend a drop-in session to find out more, talk to some of the partners involved and provide feedback and comments. The session takes place on 14th August 2018, 2pm-8pm at Trafford Town Hall reception. Information boards will be left up along with an opportunity to provide comments until mid-September.