Here’s a few of our frequently asked questions, if you have a question that isn’t answered here then feel free to get in touch with us via the contact page.
Our vision is to transform the former market precinct into a vibrant new mixed community.
We’re proposing to create around 12 family homes and 82 apartments around a new public square which could become a destination for artisan markets, live events, art galleries, and pop-ups for foodies. A flexible indoor space for community uses will sit alongside spaces for local businesses to locate such as café bars and indie retailers. We’re also planning a community pavilion which will be available to hire for events.
The community will reinvent town centre living and become its own sustainable eco-system, offering the amenities and services residents want and need to live, work, socialise and hang out.
We’re also planning a new linear park linking to Farnworth Central Park to bring green open space into the heart of the community and deliver health and wellbeing benefits for new and existing residents.
We hope that our vision will reboot and modernise the traditional market town, creating a place that celebrates Farnworth’s heritage and strong sense of community and that will draw visitors in.
The site is the former market precinct, which was in place for 50 years but has become semi-derelict over recent years. It’s in a really sustainable location, a short walk from the train station with easy access into Bolton and Manchester, and next door to the recently redeveloped Farnworth bus station. This makes it an ideal location to create a thriving new community that will bridge the gap between city and suburban living, and offer sustainable public transport links to get around the city region.
We’re looking to provide loads of new community amenities as part of transforming the former market precinct, including:
- flexible indoor space for community uses that will sit alongside spaces for local businesses to locate such as café bars and indie retailers
- community pavilion which will be available to hire for events
- the bustling new public square which could become a destination for artisan markets, live events, art galleries, and pop-ups for foodies
- linear park connecting the site and Farnworth Central Park, providing a landscaped green hang out space for locals to enjoy
The redevelopment of the former market precinct is a key part of Bolton Council’s town centre masterplan. Our proposals will help drive forward the council’s ambitious vision for rebooting the town centre.
The transformation of Farnworth town centre is also being supported by government funding. In December last year Farnworth was awarded over £13m from the government’s Future High Street fund, which aims to help renew and reshape town centres and high streets in a way that drives growth, improve resident and visitor experience, and make them fit and sustainable to thrive into the future.
Farnworth is also one of Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham’s Town Centre Challenge areas, a scheme aimed at regenerating town centres to help them adapt to changing times, and build on their strengths.