Swinton Square, a community shopping centre in Salford, has as announced the letting of a new Jobcentre Plus for the local area, with the investment of Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).
Renovations began on the site of the new, temporary job centre at the beginning of the year and is due to be completed in May. The centre is expected to boost footfall and support for local, independent businesses.
Chris Walker, director at Avison Young, asset managers for the scheme, commented: “In collaboration with our property management and marketing team on the ground, we are delighted to have secured this major new occupier for Swinton Square. There has been a shift of shoppers returning to local centres in the last year, which has translated into a positive stream of letting interest for the centre. The centre holds a critical place in the local community, and we have no doubt that the addition of the new Jobcentre Plus to the scheme will further support the customers and residents of Swinton.”
The Swinton Square site is one of 80 new, temporary DWP job centres opening around the country – bringing even more frontline support to jobseekers in communities across the UK..