£15m Chorley Market regeneration complete

£15m Chorley Market regeneration complete
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A new, 74,479 ft2 retail destination has officially completed in Chorley, supporting the town centre’s significant wider regeneration plan.

The project, which is owned and managed by Chorley Council, has transformed Market Walk shopping centre, providing seven new units for mixed retail, leisure and restaurants to complement and renew the town centre’s current offering.

Jon Parry, regional lead at Perfect Circle, said: “Market Walk represents an important part of Chorley’s wider development programme, providing the area with an economic boost and the creation of new jobs. It will give the community a range of new facilities not currently available in the town centre, boosting footfall.

“The development provides facilities for a full day out including retail, leisure and entertainment along with restaurants and bars – generating a greater tourist offering and attracting more visitors to the area. We’re delighted to have been involved in this transformative project.

“Due to its location, the scheme required an innovative car parking solution. As the development is on the site of the former Flat Iron car park, we needed to ensure that parking spaces weren’t compromised for visitors to the town centre while works were taking place.

“To mitigate this, we installed the decked car park on the site of the existing Friday Street car park and progressed with enabling works immediately after planning permission was granted. We have also created an additional circa 500 car parking spaces across the town centre.”

Perfect Circle is also working on Primrose Gardens retirement village, in Fleet Street, Chorley. Both schemes were procured via Scape Group’s National Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework.

Works have also improved the public area around the Chorley Pals War Memorial, with the addition of Marks & Spencer and REEL Cinema, alongside a number of other national retailers.

 

£15m Chorley Market regeneration complete

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