The second stage of public consultation on the PJ Livesey Group’s plans to redevelop the Chorlton Shopping Centre site in south Manchester begins today.
Following significant input from the local community, architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and landscape architects Randall Thorp, have designed a new masterplan for the site that will transform Barlow Moor Road into a bustling shopping street and deliver a diverse mix of around 200 new homes.
Based on the Development Framework adopted by Manchester City Council in 2017, the revised scheme would also bring improvements to green spaces with new planting across the site to improve biodiversity and the creation of a linear park.
PJ Livesey managing director Georgina Lynch, said: “We were really pleased with the community engagement from the first consultation with more than 1,000 responses and we took on board what people were telling us.
“We believe this masterplan will create a thriving new neighbourhood to fit in with and enhance the existing community and we are looking forward to sharing ideas in detail at consultation sessions on site later this month.”
The plans would see Barlow Moor Road transformed with flexible commercial space suitable for a range of operators at street level and apartments above. Mature trees would be retained with improved planting to create opportunities for outdoor seating.
The new homes would include one, two and three bedroom apartments and duplexes all with balconies and access to communal residential gardens, and a street of town houses with bay windows and brick detailing to reflect the existing neighbourhood.
Around 20% of the homes will be available through a Registered Provider for rent or shared ownership.
Whilst the route from Nicolas Road to Barlow Moor Road would remain open, it is planned for the junction between Nicolas Road and Manchester Road to be closed to vehicles. This would create space for lush new planting, as well as pedestrian-first walkable streets.
Georgina added: “We are looking forward to expanding on these ideas during the consultations and getting feedback from the community as we hopefully progress towards submitting a detailed planning application early next year.”
Public consultation drop-in events with the opportunity to discuss plans with the full team will be held in a vacant unit opposite Timpsons in the shopping precinct on the following days:
Saturday 18 November: 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 21 November: 12pm – 6pm
Follow-up sessions will also be available on:
Friday 24 November: 10am – 4pm
Thursday 30 November: 10am-4pm
Monday 4 December: 10am – 4pm
More information and an online questionnaire to give feedback can be found at: www.onechorlton.com