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A new extra care facility and whole host of community facilities are now complete in Chorley.

The development, on the site of the former bus depot on Eaves Lane, brings extra care accommodation for the over 55’s and community facilities including quality healthcare provisions.

Leader of Chorley Council, Councillor Alistair Bradley said: “We’re delighted that this outstanding development is complete bringing both quality accommodation, healthcare provisions and a raft of community facilities to the area.

“This is our second extra care facility which allows residents to live as independently as they like with excellent onsite and nearby facilities, with onsite support 24/7 should they need it. The 62 apartments are looking amazing and we can’t wait to welcome the residents who will make Tatton Gardens their home.

“The area was also in desperate need of quality provisions, particularly in healthcare, which isn’t an area we’d usually get involved in, but we’ve incorporated a GP surgery and pharmacy into the development which was much needed.

“These new facilities will benefit a range of ages for a long time to come, plus the development has regenerated the area, on a site which was previously an old bus depot building.”

Councillor Bradley was joined by Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP, the Mayor of Chorley- Councillor Julia Berry, Debbie Francis OBE – Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, Executive Member of Chorley Council (Homes and Housing) – Cllr Terry Howarth, local ward councillors, representatives from Homes England, as well as contractors, contributors, and those who will be involved in the running of facilities and services at Tatton Gardens, at an event on 17 February.

Chorley Council are currently planning events for the local community to view the fantastic new facilities at Tatton Gardens before the building is fully occupied and will be letting the community know further details in the coming weeks.

This extensive development is being supported by a £5.2m investment from Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s Getting Building Fund with additional funding from Homes England and Chorley Council, and includes:

  • 62 apartment extra care facility for the over 55’s
    Provisional offers for the stylish and comfortable extra care apartments, which also include fantastic facilities such as communal lounge, mobility scooter hire and onsite support, have already started to roll out, however there is still time to apply. Those interested in the accommodation can call 01257 515151 (ask for the Accommodation Team)
  • GP surgery and pharmacy
    The new GP surgery which will open in the coming weeks is a relocation of Eaves Lane Surgery.
  • Community Centre
    Bookings are now being taken for hire of the community space which is suitable for yoga and pilates classes, children’s birthday parties and community group meetings. Further details and booking enquiries can be made at www.chorley.gov.uk/communitycentres
  • Children’s nursery
    Tatton Nursery have already moved into their new home at the development with children already enjoying the new space.
  • Hair salon & Community café space
    Expressions of interest are currently being taken for the operation of the new hair salon and café space, further details can be obtained from letttings@chorley.gov.uk.
  • Revamped existing recreation ground to the rear
    Residents have been enjoying the revamped recreation ground to the rear of Tatton Gardens which includes new play equipment for a range of ages completed in summer 2021, plus new bowling hut to complement the existing bowling green.

Debbie Francis OBE, Chair of the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, said “The regeneration of Tatton Gardens demonstrates how targeted investment can help transform local facilities, improve the quality of life for residents, and generate new job opportunities. It will also help improve the wider Chorley offer in terms of attracting new investment and supporting local communities.”

Following demolition of the former Stagecoach bus depot, construction of Tatton Gardens began early 2021 by contractor Robertson Construction. In addition to the build of the development, working with Chorley Council and other partners, Robertson Construction also ran initiatives to deliver value to the community, such as virtual work experience programmes, apprenticeships for young people from Chorley, volunteering on community projects, business advice sessions and over £8.5m spent in the local supply chain.

Dirk Pittaway, Regional Managing Director, Robertson Construction North West, said: “These new facilities at Tatton Gardens will be an excellent addition for the community.  At the start of the project key targets for social value were set that we, as the main contractor, would deliver.  One of the key elements of this was the creation of training and employability skills, we are delighted that over the course of the project we have shared information about careers in construction with over 600 students at Runshaw College; hosted 12 work placements and 15 apprentices.  Two of the apprentices, who are Chorley residents, have secured full time employment with Robertson and are currently undergoing traineeships to become a Quantity Surveyor and a Site Manager.  The Council’s commitment to repurposing the site to benefit the local community has been evident from the start of the project and working together we have been able to deliver a quality facility with multiple uses in addition to a number of initiatives which will continue to deliver benefit to the community.”

More information can be found at chorleyextracare.com

Picture shows: The official opening of Tatton Gardens, assisted care facility in Chorley, Lancashire by MP, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, council leader Alastair Bradley, Mayor Julia Berry and Chair of the LEP Debbie Francis OBE. Picture by Paul Heyes, Friday February 17, 2023.

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