AEW puts in plans for Oldham rock climbing centre

The architect has put forward proposals to build a 20,000 sq ft climbing centre near Oldham town centre including climbing walls, bouldering, and soft play areas.

The proposals are for a split-level site between Rock Street and Egerton Street, formerly home to the All Nations Church which has been demolished.

AEW’s client, the Stoller Charitable Trust, is proposing to build a flexible climbing centre with facilities including clip-and-climb, a main climbing wall, bouldering, soft play and changing rooms, along with a reception and a café, the latter of which will look over the climbing walls.

The building has been designed with the site’s steep gradient in mind; the entrance is via Egerton Street, with the building consisting of an upper ground, mezzanine, and lower ground floor. Using the gradient, the climbing centre appears as one storey from the Egerton Street side, and three storeys from Rock Street.

Grey cladding inspired by Peak District gritstone is proposed by the architect. Plans have now been submitted to Oldham Council for approval.

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Why on earth do we need rubbish like that why cant thay build houses on the site just like oldham council those in charge are rubbish its no wonder oldham is a run down mill town there is no vision at all go and have a look at BURY THATS WHAT A TOWN SHOULD BE very very sad oldham

By Les

Climbing centre plans sound good. Don’t be a fuddy duddy Les 🙂

By Disgruntled Goat

Les, were you educated in Oldham?

By Dan

May be a trick of the eye, but for a climbing centre, the building doesn’t look particularly tall?

By Climber Kev

Les this is exactly the type of thing Oldham needs. It will attract people from all over Greater Manchester. Climbing is growing in popularity and will peak after next year’s Olympics,

Climber Kev the building goes down a hill, the entrance side is one storey the back of it has three times the height.

By Andy

Les, maybe they should have built a school, so that you could have gone back there to learn punctuation and grammar..!

By Pete

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