Peel Media has submitted a planning application to develop a pedestrian promenade and public realm area in front of Imperial War Museum North.

The promenade, designed by FoRM Associates, would be built over the current canal embankment and link the existing canalside promenade to the new footbridge being built as part of the first phase of MediaCityUK. It would create a ‘walking circuit’ including the MediaCityUK piazza, The Lowry and Imperial War Museum North.

It is part of the Irwell City Park project which is being co-ordinated by Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company in partnership with three local authorities – Salford, Manchester and Trafford, and the North West Regional Development Agency. Irwell City Park is set to link the Quays with central Manchester.

The first phase of MediaCityUK is due for completion in 2011.