Key Assets

  • Eden Square Shopping Centre provides a mix of retail, residential, leisure and community facilities and is the focal point for visitors.
  • Artisan Markets continue to take place on the first Saturday of each month and are at full capacity with a programme of musical entertainment.
  • Urmston Library offers more than just books, and attracts residents looking for computer access, education/training courses and Council services. Flexible, modern meeting rooms and exhibition space is also available for hire.
  • Golden Hill Park is adjacent to the town centre and provides a leisure offer for town centre users.
  • Urmston Train Station is in the heart of the town along the Manchester to Liverpool rail route.
  • Ample Car Parking exists in the town centre including Eden Square’s car park (3 hours free parking) and free parking at the Manor Avenue car park (off Stretford Road)

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Planned Developments

Planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the market site for a new indoor food hall with housing on the edge of the site.

View the 2015 Working Draft of the Urmston Town Centre Improvement Plan

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The Urmston Partnership

The Town Centre Partnership comprises of businesses, local residents and community groups. Partnership achievements include:

  • Organising events such as Urmston’s Spring Fayre, Christmas Lights Switch On, Christmas Market and Food Festival which attract thousands of visitors
  • The launch of Twitter and Facebook pages to raise the profile of the town centre
  • Securing funding to support the development of a ‘pop-up shop’ in the town centre

Visit for more information.

To contact the Urmston Partnership Team

T: 0161 912 1173


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Population Details

Population – The town centre serves a catchment population of approximately 41,000 residents and 10,000 workers.

Age profile – Urmston’s population has a slightly older age profile than the rest of Trafford

Age profile
0-15 7,649 18.4 43,056 19.8,
16-64 26,259 63.3 132,751 61.1
65 & over 7,573 18.3 41,500 19.1

Socio-economic characteristics (Acorn) – Acorn provides an understanding of different types of people within a local area. The majority of people in the Urmston area are described as ‘Affluent Achievers’ and ‘Comfortable Communities’.

Socio-economic characteristics (Acorn)
Affluent Achievers 44.25 
Comfortable Communities  34.50 
Rising Prosperity  2.00 

Crime (per 1000 population) – Urmston has a crime rate of 47.2 per 1000 population. The Greater Manchester average is 70.03.

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Town Centre Health


Number of properties – There are approximately 209 ground floor properties in Urmston town centre.

Vacancy rate – The current vacancy rate is 5.7%, lower than the North West average of c16%.

Independent businesses - The independent business sector is strong in Urmston town centre with around 80% of the businesses being independent.

Urmston Rental levels (indicative only):


  • Office space – circa £120-140 per sq.m / £11-13 per sq.ft.
  • Retail space – circa £180-210 per sq.m / £17-20 per sq.ft. (on an overall basis)

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Car Parking

Parking provision – ample car parking is available for Urmston town centre. The majority is in private ownership within Eden Square but there are also a smaller number of Council owned parking spaces available on Park Road North, Manor Avenue and Atkinson Road and on-street parking on Flixton Road, Gloucester Road and Crofts Bank Road.

Private Car Parks
 Private Car Parks Number of spaces
 Eden Square  486
 Total  486


Council Car Parks
 Council Car ParksNumber of spaces 
Park Road North  100
Manor Avenue  74
Atkinson Road  25
 Total  199
On-street Car Parking
On-street Car Parking Number of spaces
Flixton Road  31
Gloucester Road  15
Crofts Bank Road  3

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