Port Salford Greenway: Designing and delivering connecting cycling and walking routes in Salford

Working on behalf of Salford City Council, Urban Vision were tasked with overseeing and providing design work for the Port Salford Greenway scheme, a project to deliver a network of high quality cycling and walking routes in the city. There was a need to create cycling and pedestrian links for both leisure and commuting purposes, helping to connect outer areas of Salford to the main hub of the centre.

What we did:

Urban Vision provided landscape design, highway and structural engineering and quantity surveying to the project, as well as project managing both phases one and two of the scheme until its completion. With this, Urban Vision provided new footbridges, lighting and benches along the routes, in order to create a safer and more pleasant feel to the areas.

Our Landscape Team were also responsible for refurbishing subways along the route, vegetation and tree clearance where necessary to accommodate the route and replacement tree planting where possible.

The design ensured that Port Salford Greenway connected with other Urban Vision and Salford City Council cycling and walking schemes such as Roe Green Loopline, Tyldesley Loopline and Ellenbrook Loopline.

Services Urban Vision provided:

Landscape Design
Highway Design
Structural Engineering
Principal Design (CDM)
Quantity Surveying
Project Management

The Outcome:

Port Salford Greenway’s extensive network connects Salford communities to jobs, schools and leisure across the city and by the end of 2018 will contribute to over 28 kilometres of high quality pathways that are accessible and easy for everybody to use.

The new route has successfully improved accessibility to leisure and green spaces including Cleavley allotments, Cleavley football pitches, Winton Bowling, Tennis and Social Club, Alder Forest and AFC Monton.

Urban Vision and Salford City Council won a joint award in the ‘Excellence in Cycling and Walking’ category at the National Transport Awards 2017 for ‘Traffic-free Routes’ in the city.

Client Testimonial: Catriona Swanson, Salford City Council

“Urban Vision’s landscape team turned around the design work incredibly quickly in order for us to undertake consultation with residents and other key stakeholders.This enabled us to get the necessary agreements in place in order to deliver the scheme and given the scale of the scheme and number of stakeholders involved this was no mean feat. During the construction phase of the project, the scheme has been extremely well supervised with issues resolved with a minimum of fuss. The architects have been engaging and informative throughout. The budget has been extremely well managed by the team which has enabled us to get the best out of the scheme and to respond to opportunities.Given the speed at which the scheme was designed and has been constructed, the project has gone remarkably smoothly and this is largely due to the efforts of Urban Vision’s Landscape design team.”

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