Moss Side & Hulme News
Princess Road Renaissance
The retail heart of Moss Side on Princess Road is set for a multi-million pound improvement programme to regenerate local shopping facilities and make the area more attractive and welcoming.
The Moss Side and Hulme Partnership is driving forward the initiative in association with local retailers. It will kick off with a comprehensive refurbishment project aimed at restoring the parade of shops to their former glory. A taster of what's instore will include new shop fronts, exterior improvements, updated street lighting, and improved east-west access - all to be completed by the new Millennium. In the meantime, Moss Side artists, Tracey Sanders-Wood and Jai Moodie have been commissioned to add a splash of colour to the dull metal shutters that grace the area at close of business each day. The theme which has been developed with local traders is upbeat, vibrant and positive, reflecting the diversity of produce sold and the wide range of services available. The Partnership on behalf of Manchester City Council has now purchased the block of property on the corner of Princess Road and Claremont Road which has been severely neglected over the last decade and was seen as detrimental to the successful regeneration of this part of the city. These properties will be fully renovated by Mosscare to provide modern shop units on the ground floor and self contained flats on the upper levels.
PHOTOGRAPH: Tracey Sanders-Wood and Jai Moodie have been commissioned to add a splash of colour to the dull metal shutters that grace the Princess road shops at close of business each day.