The Masterplan is keen to make positive changes to the transport connections and infrastructure here at Salford. The traffic calming work to the A6 will continue, with further improvements to bus and rail services. The ambition is to consolidate and rationalise car-parking across campus and to reduce internal car circulation to promote a healthier, more pedestrian-friendly campus. The vision also promotes greater levels of cycling in and around the site.
Improved pedestrian connections will be key to improving permeability across the campus – think tree-lined boulevards, public squares and a generally more well-defined network of routes and open spaces. Car parking will also be greatly improved, with our current spaces consolidated to make room for two new multi-storey car parks at Irwell Place and Frederick Road.
The potential for a new ‘Crescent Station Hub’, bridging the Peel Park Campus and the Frederick Road Biomedical Health Village will also be established providing an opportunity to link rail, bus and cycle facilities, in turn greatly improving the east-west connection for the University. A newly created public space, on the site of the existing Newton Building, will also create a new heart for the campus. It will provide easy access to the New Adelphi, Lady Hale, Cockcroft, School of Built Environment and Salford Business School. A new food and beverage offer as well as other commercial space will further add to the vibrancy of this new space.