Changes taking place in Chorley town centre We've agreed a £16m package of investment in the town centre that will see a huge amount of work taking place to attract more visitors. The highlights of the scheme include an extension to Market Walk shopping centre, which will bring a six-screen cinema, high street retailers and restaurants to the town and a programme to improve the appearance of the rest of the town centre streets making it more pedestrian-friendly and a great place to enjoy your leisure time.
This work coincides with two other major projects – to create a new youth zone for Chorley and to build the Primrose Gardens retirement village on Fleet Street.
Timeline of activity
Following our decision to give the final go ahead for the work in January we wanted to give you an overview of what will be happening when:
Market Walk extension
• Amendments to designs – February-July
• Secure lettings on current interest – February-September
• Start building the extension – October
• Improvements to Union Street – January-June (2019)
• Completion of the extension – late 2019
Two-storey car park on Friday Street
• Design and planning consent - February-June
• Re-surfacing of existing car park - May-June
• Build – July-October
• Improvements to crossing over Clifford Street (by-pass) – August-October
• Improvements to Brunswick Street – August-October
Creation of car park on Royal Oak site, off High Street
• Demolition of building – February-May
• Creation of new extended car park – May-July
Creation of car park on Arley Street for staff parking
• Clear site and resurface – February-May
We have also opened up approximately 100 additional spaces on the Flat Iron while work is carried out on Friday Street car park.
Inevitably there may be some changes to the schedule.
We’ll keep this page updated with all the latest developments and if you have any questions please contact us.