Maintaining a bustling high street with a mix of retail and leisure options for local people is a challenge facing many UK towns. In Chorley, Lancashire, the local authority has met this challenge head on by purchasing and developing the main shopping destination, Market Walk.
Bought by Chorley Council in 2013, Market Walk already comprised more than 30 shops and an outdoor parade, with excellent local parking. The local authority has since rolled out ambitious plans to attract both big brand stores and independent retailers to Chorley town centre, culminating in this major £17 million project. The Market Walk project includes a new six-screen Reel Cinema, an M&S Food Hall, An Escape Entertainment bowling and adventure golf complex and a Loungers bar and restaurant, along with public realm improvements.
The new facilities will offer an exciting variety of retail and leisure options for local people and support the local economy. The high calibre project has been designed to offer a quality environment that enhances the town centre both aesthetically and economically and the specification of QuadCore ® Karrier & Ceramic Granite Rainscreen Facade supports both of those goals.