Liverpool Road Improvements

Since the transformation of Irlam Station almost two and a half years ago, we have been working with partner organisations on a number of large scale projects.

The next one on the horizon is the development of Station Park – area at the end of Station Road. The embankment has been in a poor state since the Liverpool Road Bridge was demolished in the mid-1960s. This land was recently purchased from the Manchester Ship Canal Company with a view to substantially improving it. The embankment area is currently overgrown and very dark and wet especially during the winter months and can result in a very unpleasant experience for pedestrians.

The exciting plans will create an area of interest and not only improve the aesthetics of the embankment area but showcase the two railway bridges that span Liverpool Road. These plans were shared at the September Community Committee and were well received.

Initially the intention is to clear the overgrown vegetation and provide pathways, landscaping and a seating area. The pathways will link up to the station car park, providing a more enjoyable and safe route to and from the station. This phase will also include the bridge improvements with the introduction of lighting and artwork, to really brighten up the area.

The final phase will include various forms of artwork across Station Park, enhancing the embankment and providing an area that people can enjoy and be proud of. Further information will be shared about the artwork as plans are developed.

For further information please call 0161 222 4003, email: h[email protected] or pop into Hamilton Davies House, 117c Liverpool Road.

 

Posted on: 15th September 2017