Salford stamps Media City parking map

The authority has given approval for the creation of 710 off-road parking spaces between Broadway and the Manchester Ship Canal in Salford.

A surface car park offering 162 spaces and a three-level multi-storey car park with 548 are to be built on a 4.2-acre site next to the 238-apartment Lightbox project.

Peel L&P tabled plans for the two car parks in November 2020 and Salford City Council has now given the green light to the plan.

The program is put forward with the aim of providing adequate parking supply to keep pace with the ongoing development in the area.

Glenbrook’s high-definition project, located on nearby land, was originally intended to have a car park, but much of it was abandoned, necessitating more parking spaces in the area.

The multi-storey car park, comprising 548 parking spaces, would be built on the part of the site closest to Lightbox, designated parcel E1.

Land E1 was recently occupied by site cabins for the contractor Lightbox Bouygues UK.

The surface car park, providing an additional 162 spaces, would be created on an adjoining disused strip of land next to the Mode Wheel Locks.

AHR Architects is leading the design and leading a project team including landscape architect Gillespies and planner NJL Consulting.