The site for our proposed new community is the former market precinct, which was active for 50 years until becoming semi-derelict in recent years.
It is in a really sustainable location, a short walk from the train station with easy access into Bolton and Manchester, and on the doorstep of the refurbished bus-station, making it an ideal location for commuters.
A BRIGHT FUTURE
This is our first project in Farnworth and we’re hugely excited to be part of modernising the town centre. We want to create something special and that the local community can be proud of.
We’re looking to 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.
In December last year Farnworth was awarded over £13m from the government’s Future High Street fund to help transform the high street. This will help deliver the town centre masterplan adopted by Bolton Council in 2019 which includes the plans to redevelop the market precinct.
We want to create a vibrant mixed community at the former market precinct site where incredible places to live sit alongside a bustling new public square for artisan markets, live events, art galleries, and pop-ups for foodies. Our vision includes a new linear park linking to Farnworth Central Park, providing a landscaped green hang-out space for locals to enjoy.
We’ve shaped our plans after listening to local feedback and are planning to deliver around 12 new family homes, which will sit alongside 82 apartments, as well as 2,200 sq m of new retail, commercial and communal space. The homes and apartments will offer all of the things that you can expect from CAPITAL&CENTRIC: stylish design; super energy efficient; and designed for how people actually live.
We’re also planning a flexible indoor space for community uses alongside spaces for local businesses to locate such as café bars and indie retailers, and a community pavilion which will be available to hire for events.
Following our public consultation, which saw overwhelming support for our plans to transform the former market precinct into a thriving new community, we have submitted a planning application to Bolton Council.