Stretford King Street
In Brief

Bruntwood Works and Trafford Council 


The King Street project is a retrofit of Stretford Mall, lifting off the oppressive 1970's roof to transform a tired, air-conditioned shopping centre into a vibrant and mixed-use, open-air high street and town centre. It is the first phase of an ambitious Stretford Town Centre masterplan, nurturing a sustainable and diverse neighbourhood.

By removing the roof of the mall, King Street will become an external high street, better connected to the wider neighbourhood. An open town square will become the heart of the site, a place to meet and dwell, and where civic activities can flourish. The existing concrete and steel structure of the mall is to be retained (providing a significant carbon saving over a new-build scheme) and re-clad in tactile, locally-sourced materials to create a high-quality and human-scale street frontage.

The existing multi-storey car park will be transformed to make it light, convenient and secure. The ground floor will become a covered market hall, acting as an incubator for emerging and local retail and businesses, becoming a meeting place and destination. The upper levels will be refurbished to provide a safer environment.  New King Street Square to provide outdoor seating areas, market stalls and spaces to host events.

Created in collaboration with Studio Mutt, The proposals for Stretford King Street are part of FCBStudios' Stretford Masterplan, and one of the projects to receive funding from the Government’s £830m Future High Streets Fund. 

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