Amenities include a new community hub, GP practice, nursery, and assisted living accommodation which can be adapted with minimal effort as care requirements change over time. A revamp of recreation grounds at the site includes children’s play areas, gardens and pathways to support a healthier environment for residents, visitors and neighbours.

Key facts

The existing community centre will remain open until the new facility is handed over, and the majority of the recreation grounds will be available to use until the assisted living apartments build reaches the halfway mark. Through phased delivery and careful planning, zoning and pedestrian walkways, the project team will ensure minimum disruption and maximum safety for those accessing amenities.

The project was procured through the Construction Impact Framework, and will deliver on the council's aims to drive social and economic benefits during and beyond construction through local spend, jobs and community initiatives. Along with Chorley Borough Council and Homes England, the development is being part funded by the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership 'Getting Building Fund' which supports ready-to-start infrastructure projects that can help stimulate the local economy following the Covid-19 crisis.

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.

- Steve Fogg, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership 

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