Stanley Park Golf Club plans

Contentious Adrenalin World plan edges closer

Stanley Park golf course in Blackpool is to be reduced to nine holes in September from 18, as Holmes Investment Properties prepares to redevelop 39 acres into a £45m indoor adventure park.  An Adrenalin World venue, a concept headed up by tennis player-turned-leisure mogul, David Lloyd, is to be constructed on the part of the course east of East Park Drive, subject to planning approval from Blackpool Council. The closure of half of the course from 1 September is to allow Holmes Investment Properties to carry out work to downsize…

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Farnworth Market CC artists rendering

C&C’s £500 million Farnworth ‘reboot’ gathers pace

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…

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Houndshill extension rendering

Hat-trick of deals unlocks Houndshill extension

Contracts to secure a nine-screen cinema and new home for Wilko as part of the planned extension of the Blackpool shopping centre have been inked, while the council finalised a land acquisition to bring forward the project. The deals pave the way for construction to start in March, after the council received £5m towards the £20m scheme from the Government’s shovel-ready projects fund last August.  The council bought Houndshill Shopping Centre for £47.6m in 2019. The planned extension will feature a 22,000 sq ft store to be occupied by Wilko after…

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