New CGIs and an updated plan for the future of Prestwich Village have been revealed.
The latest news follows record levels of engagement in previous consultations surrounding the plans earlier in the year.
Your Prestwich is an ambitious £100m+ project that will transform the Longfield Centre and aims to cement Prestwich as ‘one of the best places to live and spend time in the North West.’
Among the latest updates are plans for a new community hub building that will include a library and flexible space that can be used for events, clubs, art and culture. There are also conversations with the NHS about relocating local health and GP practices to the building.
Also included is a new market hall, including a food hall to provide a space for local operators, with communal seating that spills out onto the village square.
Flexible retail and leisure spaces will also be integrated, including a brand-new gym, along with a new village square with family-friendly social places to meet and relax. The square will also provide space for pop-up events like markets, food festivals, exhibitions and live performances.
Landscaped outdoor and green spaces have also been included, along with new public art installations. Parking will be relocated to a new multi-storey travel hub off Fairfax Road, which will contain around 350 spaces, electric vehicle charging points, cycle storage and parcel lockers.
The plans also include around 200 new homes. While the housing is not yet fully designed it is envisaged that there will be a mix of apartment sizes for affordable homes, first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers. New energy and water-effiency is a key consideration in these construction plans, with architects tasked with ensuring new structures complement existing buildings. and surroundings.
A second community conversation closes on Sun 8 Oct 2023 with plenty of opportunities for people to take part and provide feedback. You can find more information about the development here.
- Bradley Lengden
- Published on:
- Wed 6 Sep 2023