Introducing a new green neighbourhood for Salford

Welcome to Phase Two

We are delighted to share with our vision for a vibrant new neighbourhood for Salford: Regent Park.

With five acres of public open space, up to 3,200 new homes, and almost 10,000 sq meters of community and commercial space for shops, services and amenities, Regent Park will lead the way in modern urban living and create a new community that Salford can be proud of.  

We were delighted to hear from so many people during both stages of our consultation – thank you to all who have shared their feedback. We will now be reviewing all comments received to help inform the final design before the submission of a planning application.

Our consultation is now closed

Our Vision

Instilling a sense of community

Regent Park will be designed for and around people. The public realm will be prioritised for pedestrians to encourage walking and cycling, external spaces will be flexible for outdoor dining, activities, markets and events to encourage gatherings, and homes and the buildings will be designed to promote interactions with neighbours.  With a focus on civic pride, art, local business, and leisure, Regent Park will have its own unique identity built by the people that will live there. 

Enhancing a sense of wellbeing

We want to create a place for people to dwell, walk and cycle, that encourages activity and action, centred around a new green oasis and community hub for Salford. Regent Park will reinvent the existing site, shifting away from the transactional, car-dependent activity that currently dominates, to support new uses and benefits for everyone to enjoy. Our aim to create a safe, healthy and harmonious environment for people to live, visit and enjoy. 

Embedding sustainability

Regent Park has been designed so it is centred around a new green space, embracing the natural world at the heart of the scheme. Pedestrian-led, Regent Park will promote sustainable and active travel, limiting unnecessary car use through the site. During construction, advanced methods and new technology will be used, so the buildings can encourage more efficient living. Regent Park will be an exemplar sustainable neighbourhood,  supporting future generations.

Shaped by Salford

The most important part of any new community is the people who will be part of it. We have already heard from hundreds of local people this year, whose feedback has provided us with an invaluable understanding of the local area’s needs. Find out more about what we’ve been up to below! 


We want to create a new neighbourhood that continues to meet the retail and service needs of local residents in Ordsall and that facilitates the growth of a new sustainable community. As one of Salford’s designated Neighbourhood Centres, Regent Park will connect new and existing communities with the shops, services and amenities they need, creating a new urban centre and a focal point for the community. 

With five acres of public open space, a mix of high-quality homes, new walking and cycling routes, family-friendly spaces, and a new community hub, our proposals will stitch seamlessly into the local area and create a new neighbourhood that Salford can be proud of. 

Find out more about our plans by hovering on the glowing dots below.

West Union Park

Salford’s first urban park in a generation, providing new green space for two growing cities. The 3.5 acre public park will provide green space, planting, lawns, play parks, trees, events space, and public art to celebrate local heritage.

Ordsall Steps
A prominent gateway into the neighbourhood and high quality public square that marks the main arrival into the new central park.

West Union Way

A new tree-lined high street in Salford drawing the community of Ordsall into Regent Park, welcoming back high-street brands.

Oldfield Yard
A welcoming entrance inspired by the railway and industrial heritage of the area which draws people into and through the site from the west. 

Mineral Place

A thriving linear public space framed by active ground floors, spilling down to West Union Park and creating a dramatic arrival to Regent Park and the heart of the neighbourhood. 

High quality new homes

Our proposals include up to 3,200 high-quality energy efficient new homes across ten buildings, with access to cycle storage, parking and rooftop gardens.

Sainsbury's Supermarket, Petrol Station and Car Park will remain unaffected by our proposals.

Site Location

You can also expect...

West Union Park

Salford's first urban park in a generation, on the scale and ambition of Mayfield. Of the 5 acres of public open space, 3.5 acres will be West Union Park - providing safe and functional public spaces for the new and existing community to enjoy

Modern Retail Offer

Reconfiguring the current retail offering to provide more than 8,500 sq m of commercial space across 15 units, to create a sustainable Neighbourhood Centre that meets the needs of the future & existing community. 

New Urban Living

Our masterplan will deliver approximately 3,200 high-quality, new homes. With a mix of apartment sizes for affordable homes, first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers, Regent Park will a create new urban living at the scale and density that demand requires. 

Flexible Spaces

Flexible spaces for leisure, arts, and dining are proposed across the site, surrounding the park and catering for Salford's diverse business community. 

Village Square

A new, thriving village square will be delivered, close to Ordsall Lane, with family-friendly social places to meet and relax for all the community. The square has been flexibly designed so it provides space for pop-up events like markets, food festivals, exhibitions and live performances.

Community Hub

In the centre of Regent Park will sit a brand new 1,100 sq meter community hub: a flexible space built for and with the local residents that can be used for events, clubs, activities and culture. 

People First

To prioritise those walking, cycling and wheeling, we have restricted vehicle access through the site. Residential car parking will be underneath buildings, and whilst on-street parking for those visiting shops and services will be provided, it will be limited to put people, not cars, at the heart.


With an abundance of cycle parking, EV charging points, new smart technology, green roofs, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems, and targeting BREEAM Outstanding - Regent Park will be a the forefront of sustainable design to support future generations for years to come

New connections

Regent Park will integrate transport routes, for simpler, safer, and sustainable connections between Salford and Manchester, benefiting the future community and current shoppers and residents like nearby developments Wilburn Basin and Middlewood Locks.

Virtual Exhibition

Welcome to our virtual exhibition! Here you can have a look through our information boards and find out more about our vision for Regent Park. Click on the numbers to open the boards and find out more.

Join the conversation!

The most important part of any new community is the people who will be part of it. Our development team were delighted to hear from so many of you at our events:

Community Drop In

To learn more about our proposals for Regent Park, why not come and meet with us in person? 

The project team were delighted to welcome more than 60 members of the community to our drop-in event, which we held on Friday 6 October at Salford Lads Club. It was a really insightful session, where we heard from residents about local need and ideas for the site! 

Online Webinar

Can’t make it to the drop-in? 

The project team held an online webinar on Wednesday 11 October where talked more about the scheme and the proposals, as well as answering questions from members of the public. Don’t worry if you missed it, the session was recorded and can be viewed below!

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If you have any questions about the proposals, please check below to view our answers to frequently asked questions. For all other questions, please visit the Keep in touch section for alternative methods of speaking to the team.

Henley Investments is bringing forward plans to redevelop Regent Retail Park, into a vibrant new neighbourhood for Salford.

The scheme will represent a significant investment into the area, revitalising this Neighbourhood Centre with five acres of public open space, up to 3,200 new homes across ten unique buildings, and almost 10,000 sq meters of commercial and community space that can meet the needs of future generations. 

The application site is the c.130,000 square feet of retail space in the northern part of Regent Retail Park, currently occupied by Costa Coffee and JD Sports at one end to TK Maxx at the other, and the associated car parking. On the boundary of Salford and Manchester, the retail park itself lies between Regent Road (A57) to the south, the railway to the north, Oldfield Road to the west, and Ordsall Lane to the east.

The site is owned by Henley Investments, who purchased it in October 2020. Henley has a strong track record of significant residential and commercial projects that positively contribute to the local area and their communities. 

Our plans for Regent Park will deliver up to 3,200 new, high-quality homes. With a mixture of types and tenures, from one bedroom to three bedrooms, this new community will suit all needs from new families, young professionals, and first time buyers. We are also committed to providing a proportion of these new homes as affordable. 

The development proposals are concerned with the northern portion of the retail park only. Sainbury’s supermarket, its petrol station, and the store space to the south east of the site will not be affected by the proposals.

Regent Park will reconfigure 8,500 sq m of retail space into 15 new units, creating modern spaces for a range of shops to serve the community at different times of the day and for different purposes. We are in conversation with all existing tenants at the retail park to understand if they would want to return to site. All of this work is going into a dedicated Retail Strategy, being developed in partnership with specialist retail and leisure property specialists Dstrkt, to ensure the Regent Park is a Neighbourhood Centre for all.

The new development will make use of the existing internal road within the retail park, accessed from Ordsall Lane to the east and Oldfield Road to the west, which have further onward to connections to Chapel Street (A6), Trinity Way (A57(M), Manchester’s inner ring road) and Regent Road (A57). 

Residential parking will be provided but as we are seeking to promote more sustainable modes of transport, vehicle movements will be deliberately limited – the linear centre of Regent Park will be pedestrianised with through access maintained for fire, refuse and service vehicles only.

Yes! The linear centre of Regent Park will be pedestrianised, with new footpaths and cycle routes installed throughout and ample cycle parking provided for residents and visitors alike. 

New routes will knit into the wider community, running out of the site and opening up connections with nearby neighbourhoods like Salford Crescent, Middlewood Locks, Spinningfields, and Castlefield, as well as St Johns Quarter over the newly opened footbridge to Factory International.

There are a number of public transport options within a short walk or cycle ride from the site, such as Deansgate Railway Station, Cornbrook Tram and Salford Central Railway Station. A number of bus routes also serve the area, including the 33 and 33B. Salford Council is also exploring the potential to realign the Metrolink extension between Salford Crescent and Salford Quays in the future, to further enhance access to the site by public transport.

The site is a designated Neighbourhood Centre under Salford City Council’s planning policy, and Henley Investments recognise the value of the existing retail to the local community. However, the site is outdated and through significant investment in the area, we can move the site on from a retail park based on the needs of the past, to a new, improved and vibrant district centre.

The redevelopment will continue to provide the valued shops and services currently available, and complement it with a diversity of stores, restaurants and leisure uses. As a modern residential neighbourhood, it can also help to address the housing crisis across Greater Manchester, providing much-needed high-quality new homes. The scheme will provide jobs during and after the construction phase, as well as knock-on benefits for shops and services from the additional spend of new residents living at the development.

We are committed to creating a new neighbourhood that meets the needs of the local community, so please do share your thoughts on how we can support the people of Ordsall, Salford and the wider city region.

Henley Investments is committed to meaningful engagement with the local community and is determined to deliver a scheme that local people can be proud of, by involving local people from the start.

We completed our initial consultation in March 2023 which was a chance to showcase our initial vision for the site. We are now back for a second round, asking the people of Salford to join the conversation about how this space can be delivered – what would you like to see? The consultation is live until Friday 20 October, so please share your thoughts by then for them to be taken into consideration by the team. 

All the feedback provided in the first stage, and during this period, will be reviewed in detail and used to shape our designs. This will then be collated and summarised in a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

This SCI document sets out how we consulted the community, and what the response to the plans have been, and will be submitted alongside the planning application.

We are hoping to submit an outline planning application to Salford City Council before the end of 2023. If you chose to stay updated with the scheme, we will share details so you can follow the progress.

About Us

Henley Investments is a property company that has a strong track record of significant residential and commercial projects that positively contribute to the local area and their communities. Our vision is to deliver high-quality, sustainable developments, creating new homes, jobs, and community offerings. Ultimately our goal is to shape local environments and communities, to better serve their residents, businesses and to promote a sense of pride and belonging.

In recent years Henley has acquired underused retail assets that offer significant regenerative potential, and the team is working to unlock mixed use development at scale in a sustainable and socially positive manner. 

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Register Your Interest

If you are interested in a new home in this part of Greater Manchester, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please register your interest below and Henley Investments will keep you updated as the plans progress.

The information you provide will only be used for the purpose of this scheme. The data will be held securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation.