Chapel Street East plans win Healthy Streets proposal of the year

Urban Vision and Salford City Council are pleased to announce that we were successful at the Healthy Streets Awards 2018 for phase one of the Chapel Street East improvements proposal.

The Healthy Streets Awards, organised by Landor Links, is in its fifth series of events aimed at transforming the lives of towns and cities nominated for an award.

So what is happening in phase one of the Chapel Street East scheme?

Urban Vision’s multidisciplinary team consisting of highway engineers and landscape architects in partnership with Salford City Council have completed design work for Chapel Street East, which primarily gives priority of the area back to the pedestrian.

Another objective of the scheme is to decrease congestion and noise pollution through reduced traffic flows and speeds, improve air quality through street tree planting and condensed vehicle flows and attract new residents and support the sustainable regeneration of Salford’s historic centre.

To achieve this, our multi-disciplinary team have designed new and improved continuous cycling and walking infrastructure that is safer and a more attractive walk or cycle into the city centre, high quality public realm including paving and street furniture, green infrastructure and improved pedestrian crossing facilities that supports the regeneration of the area.

Design work in phase one of the scheme also includes a controlled parking zone, which aims to remove all car parking from Chapel Street East and specified loading bays to serve local businesses.

Well done all involved for this fantastic achievement!