A revamped public square, 200 homes, and flexible community space in the Bolton town are among the developer’s proposals now out for public consultation.
Tim Heatley, co-founder of Capital & Centric, said: “2021 will be the watershed year for rebooting and levelling up our town centres. To get them thriving again we need to bring people into the town centre, so we’re bringing homes of a quality seen in the city centre right into the heart of Farnworth.”
In December, Capital & Centric struck a deal with Bolton Council to redevelop the former market precinct on King Street in Farnworth town centre, which the council purchased from regeneration specialist St Modwen in 2019. The developer wants to transform the site, located next to the town’s bus station, into a “bustling destination for artisan markets, live events, art galleries and pop-ups for foodies”, it said.
A linear park linking to Farnworth Central Park also features in Capital & Centric’s vision for the site. The developer is seeking feedback from residents on the mix of uses that could feature within the scheme, with options including café-bars, delis, a mini-cinema, a gym and co-working space all on the table….