Oldham Council has commissioned an extensive Masterplan for 21 acres of the town centre. The Masterplan is an exciting redevelopment proposal centring on significant areas of publicly owned land in the town centre where much of the sites are under-utilised or contain buildings coming to the end of their economic life.
In addition, there are a number of adjacent privately owned sites that could also come forward for development. The Masterplan aims to build upon the significant investment by the council and other partners in recent years including the Old Town Hall, new leisure centre, and the planned Heritage and Arts Centre and Coliseum Theatre.
The Masterplan proposes a significant redevelopment of the area over a 10 to 15 year period including a new civic centre, a redeveloped Tommyfield Market, office accommodation in the current civic tower, new residential units, a multi-storey car park, a new hotel and improved linkages and public realm.
The council envisages that the Masterplan will be delivered through a partnership arrangement with the private sector, and will be looking to commence the procurement of a development/investment partner in Summer 2018.