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University Invites Partners to Come Forward

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The University of Salford and Salford Council have asked private companies to submit bids to help deliver the £800m Crescent masterplan.

Developers have until the end of the week to put themselves forward as a partner for the project.

The 20-year vision will see the redevelopment of the university campus, a new industry 'innovation park' and a cultural quarter being built around heritage sites.

Commenting on the project, the university's vice-chancellor Helen Marshall said: "It will see the creation of an inspirational campus that will create a natural home for industry - local, national and international, cultural partners, the people of Salford and it will create a city district that will drive local and regional economic growth across a number of sectors from health, technology, the arts, biosciences, the environment and energy."

Prospective partners are being asked to bring forward a range of schemes over the course of a decade.