11 February, 2008 – Regeneration plans offer major new development in the heart of Failsworth
Plans have been revealed to build a state of the art mixed use development for Failsworth residents to enjoy.The proposed development in Failsworth is the next phase of regeneration plans for the area. It will add to the new greatly improved Health Centre, Canal Refurbishment, new flats and one of the biggest Tesco developments in north Manchester.
Proposals have been submitted to planning which include a 10 storey tower that will include 150 apartments together with 160 parking spaces for shoppers and residents.
Existing shop owners will be offered new premises totalling 7,000sq ft in addition to a 2,600 sq ft two storey retail outlet. A further 3,600 sq ft for retail can also be accommodated if required.
The scheme also has the potential to accommodate a new two storey 16,000 sq ft community centre which will replace the existing 6,000 sq ft centre.
The outstanding new building will be a valuable resource to the community as it could house a new library and Lifelong Learning Centre, housing office, community police office, community rooms, children’s daycare centre and a base for youth acitivites.
The plans for this new centre are currently being consulted upon and will continue over the next few weeks.
Councillor Dave Hibbert Cabinet Member for Environment and Regeneration said: "The proposed development will not only put Failsworth on the map as an exciting place but it will also give the area a statement building to be proud of giving a focal point for community and business activity.
"This plan reflects the interests of the whole community and has been carefully put together through consultation with partners and businesses. Further consultations with particular groups of users will be held during February."
Source: Oldham Council press release