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Developments in the local area
Topic posted by JohnM ... dated:17 November 2005
Those of you who read and contribute here regulary will know that I keep a close eye on future
major developments in the area, particulary related to Peel Holdings.

As promised a week or so back in this thread I hope to describe the main developments so others
can obtain an overview of what is on the cards nad to bring together all comments under one thread - some of these developments have been agreed, others
are still on the drawing board. Please feel free to correct or add any comments as you see fit.
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Atlantean ... dated:29 October 2020

Aldi had reopened today, 29th October. Looks smart inside, the flowers are better displayed. The red/green indication at the door didn't seem to be working.

Everything had completely moved around, which is not particularly helpful in the current climate when you feel as though you cannot browse and have get your shopping done as quickly as possible. 



Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:28 October 2020

It is being refurbished. Supposed to be reopening on Thursday 29th I believe. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bob ... dated:28 October 2020

According to the Aldi website, it is "temporarily" closed. Whatever that means?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:28 October 2020

What's happening at Aldi in Eden Square? It was all locked up yesterday afternoon, with whitewashed windows. Has it closed for good, or is it being refurbished?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:13 October 2020

Temporary closures, I hope! It's mainly to do with running longer freight trains, according to Network Rail's press release.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by JayDee ... dated:13 October 2020

Also in the "Rail" magazine, Issue 915 of 07 October, page 29,headline reads "Upgrade to Flixton Signalling". Article says Network Rail is replacing signalling equipment between Flixton and Manchester in a £36 million upgrade. Work began in August and is expected to run until autumn 2021.It warns some route closures will be needed starting from April 2021!
Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:12 October 2020

In the Railway Magazine October issue page 73 column 1, Trafford re signaling to boost rail freight from theTrafford Park Euro terminal. And it say Flixton to Manchester resignaling would be part of the upgrade 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Edward ... dated:10 October 2020

Hi Bayray, which railway magazine do you read? I have not noticed anything about resignalling of the Cheshire Lines route in my magazine but perhaps I have just skimmed over it.

It might be something to do with attempting to squeeze a little more capacity through Castlefield but it is probably just part of migrating the control of all the region's signalling to the Regional Control Centre at Ashburys? (If my memory serves me correctly) and closing down the more localised signal boxes.

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Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:08 October 2020

Acording to my railway magazine network rail are resignaling from Flixton to Manchester City Centre. The work started in August and will continue for the next 12 months.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:04 October 2020

The former RBS in Urmston has been sold and is planned to become eight apartments and a single retail unit. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:04 October 2020

Walked past the Garrick Head this mornings and saw proposed application for three houses on the main carpark along with earlier in the year a sign pub to let. Is this well know Pub on its last legs?

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:23 August 2020

The Corner Lounge in the centre of Urmston has re-opened. I've not had chance to go in and find out what if anything has changed. Have any of you been in?

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Dogsbody ... dated:16 July 2020

Lily's in Eden Square definitely open.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:12 July 2020

I've not been out much so can't really say. Depends on what you want from a cafe really. If you just want tea or coffee then some of the pubs will do that (e.g. Wetherspoon's). As will Whittaker's chip shop on Station Road. The cafe at the back of the shop has re-opened and they can also serve you in the hitherto rarely used upstairs room.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Reddc ... dated:11 July 2020

Hi,

Can anyone tell me what cafes have reopened that you can sit inside please in Urmston?



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Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:05 July 2020

Kelder, Prairie Schooner Taphouse and The Assembly not opening just yet. Bevano Lounge being refurbished. Corner Lounge not reopening. 

Proost opening later this month. Get Chucked remaining as deliveries only for now. Istanbul Grill being refurbished. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:05 July 2020

Has anybody heard of which of our Public Houses and Bars will not be opening this weekend also restaurants .

we here in Urmston before the virus had a  good  night life and I suppose those that are left  will be full at  1 meter spaces Cheers everyone

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:03 July 2020

The Corner Lounge (corner of Station Road and Higher Road) has closed for good. A post on their Facebook page yesterday states that "It’s with a heavy heart to let you all know we will be closing The Corner Lounge and not reopening as a bar."

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:30 March 2020

The Trafford Centre is now going to be a big white elephant all most all the shops and the new Barton square shut. The holding company in financial trouble.. and a tram system with no passengers which opened on the Day of the main virus close down was announced. And with the news tonight Sunday that it may be 6. Months before things may get back to some sense but for many of us over 70s we may not be here to see it. But it was good while it lasted the 22 years.

No trying to find a parking place in Manchester which cost..5 minutes to get there all the clothes. Food places to eat .films to see.. will some of the big names return.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:30 March 2020

The former Blue Raj on Flixton Road is to open as an Indian bar & grill called the Blue Sapphire. 

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:29 March 2020

Stagecoach timetables have been revised again. The 15, 25 and 255 will now run hourly. The 23 and 256 will run half-hourly during the day and hourly in the evenings. Details on Stagecoach's website.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:28 March 2020

Aardvark - McGloins might be the home of the "weigh & save" type shop which is coming to Urmston. The couple who are running it have posted on Facebook a few times. It'll be packaging free, encouraging recycling (bring your own containers etc) and environmentally friendly.

Elsewhere, no idea what's happening with the former Blue Raj on Flixton Road. It's had a new front installed to the ground floor. 

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Reply posted by Aardvark ... dated:27 March 2020

McGloin's Butchers on Crofts Bank Road has definitely closed down. There is now a sign over it saying "LET" but giving no clue to what it might become.

Meanwhile, Bernard Kelly on the indoor market is having a very busy time as people stock up for the present emergency. But today he had plenty of food on offer, from whole free range chickens at one end to duck eggs at the other end of his stall. He's gone to some trouble to mark out two metre squares in front of his counter so that customers can observe Social Distancing.

The fruit & veg stall has re-arranged itself to spread out its customers and avoid congesting the entrance to the indoor market.

In Eden Square there are still long queues for both Aldi and Sainsbury's, because of the need to avoid crowds inside the shops.

I hear that wet fish is becoming scarcer because fewer trawlermen are putting out to sea. This is because they've lost their regular outlets in the restaurant trade.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:18 March 2020

With all the government's warnings about the virus about not going to pubs clubs and restaurants etc.

Why is the Bird  in Hand having a fun fair in Its car park for this week end I know it's Mother's Day but the last place I would go would be such a place with all those hands being used to hold on with and probably no sanitation wipes between rides

I am not a kill joy had it been at any other time I probably would of made use of the entertainment

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:13 March 2020

Min - There's no sign of any changes to the access to or from the site looking at the planning application documents.  

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Mln ... dated:12 March 2020

Anyone know what the plans are to deal with the extra traffic at the Retail Park once the new Aldi and Coffee shop open?  It's already quite busy at times but will get much busier.  

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:09 March 2020

Plans for Therme Manchester - a 28 acre tropical spa and wellbeing resort located on the site currently occupied by EventCity on Barton Dock Road - have been approved.  Looks fantastic.

EventCity is moving to the former Soccerdome (used to the the JJB) next to the lifting bridge over the Ship Canal.  New pitches for 5-a-side are being built next to the ChillFactorE.

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by Bayray ... dated:27 February 2020

Last Oct/Nov Malvern Ave road surface was coated by Colas with a tar and small grit covering the full length At the Flixton Road end this now been ripped apart by accelerating cars causing wheel spin and a 30inch circle of road a few inches deep and the first 10 yards in to Malvern Ave is a disgrace.

Along the full  length of the Avenue most of the grids are not dealing with the rain and large puddles are forming..meaning that  Thay are probably blocked by the said grit ,causing wet pedestrians unable to avoid the water from vehicle bow waves

As rate payers we have been over charged for poor  repairs

Re: Developments in the local area
Reply posted by AnotherPete ... dated:24 February 2020

Bayray - There's no planning application on the Trafford website, so maybe the place needed some urgent structural work and that's what's going on?

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