Date published: February 22, 2017
Peel Park transformation update
As you know Peel Park is currently undergoing a transformation. The 171-year-old park is an important part of campus life and we wanted to inform you exactly what is happening at the historic park.
Salford City Council secured £2.5M, which included a £1.6M contribution from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to transform the park. This work began last year when some trees were removed to prepare the park for the ongoing work and improve the sense of security felt by walkers.
The current work hopes to bring Peel Park back to life by reinstating its iconic flower beds, improving access and creating opportunities to play, relax and learn.
It will include a complete overhaul of the footpaths, steps and new access ramp, a new playground, new and more seating provision with the park, interpretation which unfolds the history and stories associated with the park and new planting including the planting of a number of strategically positioned trees.
Although parts of the park will need to be closed to enable the works to be delivered, the riverside walkway along its eastern edge will remain open.
If you have any enquiries about this work, please contact www.salford.gov.uk or on 0161 909 6500.