10 March, 2009
Davis Langdon and Broadway Malyan, with Form Associates and Gifford have joined the team tasked with delivering the transformational Irwell City Park project.
Davis Langdon, a global consultancy working in property and construction has been appointed as project managers and quantity surveyors for the regeneration project that will create an internationally recognised waterfront destination for Greater Manchester.
Broadway Malyan, an international practice of architects, urbanists and designers, with Form Associates, a London-based design practice, along with Gifford, a world leading consultancy of engineers and specialist advisers will make up the design team.
Irwell City Park will be a major catalyst for supporting and accelerating the economic growth of the Greater Manchester Region.
The appointments are the first since the announcement in December of the £1.1 million funding and approval from the NWDA and partner councils for vital planning and design work to get the scheme under way.
The project team will now begin the work of detailed design and technical assessments for the section of the project which connects MediaCityUK and the Quays to Greengate and Victoria Street in the regional centre.
The Irwell City Park vision is being brought together through a partnership of Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company, Salford City Council, Manchester City Council, Trafford Metropolitan Council, the Northwest Development Agency (NWDA) and Private sector partners.
Irwell City Park plans to revitalise the River Irwell and create a vibrant urban park at the heart of the regional centre, running through Salford, Manchester and Trafford. The river will be celebrated for its beauty and distinctiveness as it is reclaimed from the periphery and takes its place at the heart of Salford and Manchester.
New walkways, bridges, cycleways, homes and employment will be a result of the considerable investment. The Park will contribute significantly to the local economy; both through employment opportunities and the increased tourism spend in the area.
Source: Central Salford URC