Chorley Market Walk
We are working with Chorley Council under the LRPP to design and construct a new 7000 sqm retail project in the centre of Chorley’s busy market quarter.
The scheme is designed to accommodate a diverse range of tenants including leading high street retailers, food outlets and a six screen cinema. An objective for the Chorley Market Walk development is to create a landmark building which will act as a modern gateway into the retail town’s retail offer.
The scheme will also create hundreds of local jobs with leading retail tenants and the cinema operator.
Throughout construction, we will be working closely with Chorley Council and other organisations to ensure that the project maximises work and training opportunities on site for local people.
The site is currently occupied by a very busy town centre car park and has many other historical uses. This will necessitate extensive remediation and the diversion of a large number of main utility services, along with an existing substation.
The town centre location will restrict vehicle access, requiring careful programming and logistics planning to ensure minimum disruption and safe access. The construction programme will be carefully phased to minimise disruption, maximise retained public parking and work around seasonal trading periods
Extensive highway modifications to the surrounding access roads to form new site entrances and pedestrian zones will also form part of the project.
Working with the LRPP framework has enabled a truly iterative design process, which is running alongside open book budget development. This high level of transparency and coordination will facilitate an early start on site.
We will be able to incorporate tenant fit out requirements into the main contract programme and reduce the overall construction programme, facilitating earlier commencement of trading.