Retail, Sport & Leisure

Market Walk, Chorley Town Centre

Architecture
Planning Consultancy
BIM

Town centre regeneration by expanding user experience, including new leisure facilities, office space and improved access and public realm works.

The £13m extension brings a multiplex cinema, associated bowling and indoor golfing along with new food and beverage units into the town centre. We designed this scheme, responding to the needs of the local town and the council’s vision to enhance Chorley’s leisure and retail offer for this central district. As part of the design process we held public consultation events to listen and engage with local Chorley residents and businesses.

Following the council’s acquisition of the Market Walk shopping centre in 2013, we have worked closely with them and the appointed consultants to produce a scheme that will have a hugely significant and positive impact on the town centre. This scheme will provide a fantastic boost for the town’s night time economy and create new destination retail space.

Bernard Lam Associate, AEW Architects

    Using our understating of the retail sector and experience in the leisure industry, we have helped Chorley Council breathe life back into the town centre, creating a vibrant mix of retail and leisure and refocussing the town centre as a destination for residents of Chorley and surrounding towns. The scheme links seamlessly with the existing town centre to encourage transfer of visitors via the improved public real and adjacent car parking.

    Having dealt with several members of the AEW team throughout the length of our project we have found them to work extremely well with both the client team and wider project team. They are very knowledgeable of other schemes with similarities to ours and offer up advice based on that experience as well as adapting to new ideas and constraints placed on them by us as client.

    Conrad Heald Markets & Town Centre Manager, Chorley Borough Council
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