More homes for Denton as Crown Point East looks to start development this summer
Friday 7th April 2017 @ 07:25 by Nigel P.
Business Denton & Audenshaw News

Crown Point North  retail park which has successfully helped regenerate Denton, it is hoped Crown Point East will complete the process

Mixed development should start on an 11-acre plot on the former site of  Oldham Batteries  as part of Crown Point East’s  expansion this summer.

Wainhomes, has purchased the land from Network Space and is close to starting on site with the construction of a Wellness Centre as part of the leisure phase of the project.

Crown Point East is a mixed-use residential and leisure scheme planned for the former industrial site,which is being developed in partnership with Tameside Council.

The residential phase will provide 163 houses. Following the acquisition, Wainhomes anticipates work will begin in summer 2017, after progressing a reserved matters planning application.

The council is nearing completion of a new road alongside the scheme, which aims to reduce congestion at the Crown Point junction.

The road was funded by £1.67m from the Greater Manchester Growth Deal to implement a series of infrastructure improvements to tackle congestion, reduce journey times and regenerate major sites across the borough.

The centre was designed by DLA Architecture.

Peter Barlow, managing director in the North West for Wainhomes, said: “We see this significant development as an exciting opportunity to redevelop a substantial brownfield area of land located in a very sustainable and accessible location which will greatly improve the Denton and Crown Point area. Wainhomes has targeted Tameside as a key strategic location to invest in over the coming years due to its proximity to Manchester and Stockport and excellent road and rail network.

“We are currently progressing other opportunities within Tameside and therefore see this development as the start of a long term investment within this ambitious borough.”