2 May, 2008 – Latest phase of AskBury Town Centre Development announced
A new hotel and office building has been approved as part of AskBury's £80million Townside scheme. The joint venture between Ask Developments and Bury council will see a 110 bed hotel and some 200,000 sq ft of office space created in Bury town centre.
The hotel, pre-let to Whitbread for its Premier Inn marque, will also contain a restaurant and Costa Coffee. AskBury is also in legal negotiations with an undisclosed occupier for the whole office building.
Work is underway on an earlier phase of the 165,000 sq ft scheme, to include a 50,000 sq ft primary care centre for Bury Primary Care Trust, a 40,000 sq ft building adjacent to the Town Hall for Bury council along with a new three-storey car park with around 400 spaces.
The second phase is expected to start in the first quarter of 2009, and with a build period of 12 months.
Mark Sanders, chief executive of the council, said: "The development of Townside is the culmination of many years in the planning. This new landmark development will enhance the already growing range of facilities in the heart of Bury town centre. Major companies are investing in Bury on a scale never before seen which will provide extensive local economic benefits in terms of regeneration, jobs and more widely the local economy."
Source: Place Northwest