Robertson Construction has been awarded a £13 million contract to deliver a new community development for Chorley Council which will comprise of 62 assisted living apartments, a GP surgery and pharmacy, community café, community centre including children’s nursery and a new building to complement the existing bowling green.
Residents of Chorley East have been given the opportunity to choose the name of the new development on Eaves Lane.
Chorley Council who are delivering the development at the site of the former Stagecoach bus depot have been in touch with local residents and primary schools asking them to vote for their favourite from a short list of names.
The council can reveal that the development will be called Tatton Gardens.
Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council said “It’s important that the name has links to the local area and it’s fantastic to get the local community involved in the project, as it will be these residents who get the most use and benefit from the fantastic facilities that the development will bring.”
“We’re keen to engage with local residents and nearby schools throughout the construction of this development and our appointed contractors are keen to help support with this too.”
This extensive development is to be part funded by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Getting Building Fund (a Lancashire-wide initiative), Homes England and Chorley Council.
The Tatton recreation ground to the rear of the site will also undergo an extensive transformation to create play equipment for a range of ages and facilities for the whole community.
Steve Fogg, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership said, ”The Covid-19 crisis has demonstrated the need to ensure we invest in those activities and projects which have a positive impact on people’s wellbeing and this scheme certainly contributes to this important agenda, which is why it was able to successfully secure funding from our Getting Building Fund allocation. Inviting local residents to name the project is a brilliant way to engage with those who will benefit and ensure the project becomes a valuable asset for the local community.”
Dirk Pittway, regional managing director, Robertson Construction North West, said “We are delighted to be working with Chorley Council as the main contractor to deliver this fantastic project, which we know will bring huge benefits to the residents of the area. We have a strong North West presence and wherever possible we’ll be working with local supply chain partners, to help support the local economy.”
“Tatton Gardens will play an integral role in the community and we are committed to enhancing the areas where we work, not only by delivering quality projects but by having a positive impact on the communities we serve. Discussions are ongoing with the council with regard to recruitment in the local area and we intend to deliver workshops as well as lending our support to some community initiatives.”
Construction work is expected to start in February 2021 following the demolition and clean up of the site by specialist contractors currently taking place and will take around 1 year to complete.