Astley Point plans revealed
On Thursday 22 October, over 250 local people attended a public exhibition where Salcaul Limited revealed its proposals for the £9 million development of Astley Point, a six acre site on Higher Green Lane, Astley, Wigan. The plans are for a high quality mixed-use development including exclusive new homes, a new entertainment destination and new restaurant set in beautifully landscaped surroundings.
Sean McCaul, director, Salcaul Limited said: “We have the opportunity to create a very high quality development – a new focal point for Higher Green and Astley – at the site which is currently occupied by the Rendezvous Cabaret Club and other outbuildings.
“Our architects Cartwright and Gross have created exciting plans for the site which will set the new homes and leisure opportunities in stunning landscaped surroundings informed by the local heritage, history and countryside.”
The proposals for Astley Point include:
- A new entertainment destination
- A new restaurant
- New landscaping including a water feature and extensive planting
- 30 exclusive new two bedroom apartments in five new buildings
- High specification including designer kitchens and bathrooms
- Modern appliances
- Balconies or gardens to all apartments
- Secure parking for all residents
The public exhibition was held in advance of the submission of a formal planning application to Wigan Council. The planning application will be submitted by the end of the year and work is expected to begin on the 18 month construction programme in summer 2016.
Salcaul Limited is making a £9 million investment into the development and envisages over 70 new permanent jobs will be created at Astley Point. The Environment Partnership has developed the landscape designs while planning advice is being provided by Euan Kellie Property Solutions.
Salcaul Limited is a joint venture between Salboy and Redwaters and has been set up specifically to deliver Astley Point. Salboy, is a company owned by Fred Done and Simon Ismail who develop schemes throughout the UK.
Simon Ismail said: “This is the first project we have undertaken in Astley and we are really looking forward to producing a first class development that will provide much needed facilities for the local area.”
Ashurst Communications provided the public relations support for the exhibition and also worked with Blaze marketing to produce the invitation flyers, exhibition display boards and website www.astleypoint.co.uk.