Bury flexi hall, Bury Council, p.Bury Council

The government awarded Bury Council £20m for the flexi-hall. Credit: via Bury Council

Bury to permit £20m flexi-hall

The creation of the 23,400 sq ft multi-use facility would accompany the redevelopment of the town’s market.

Officers have recommended that Bury Council approves its own plans to build a flexi-hall off  Angouleme Way at a planning committee meeting next Tuesday.

The JH Architects-designed scheme would deliver a three-storey building with a variety of uses, from holding conferences to hosting festivals or parties.

Plans for the ground floor include a café bar, as well as a multifunctional events space that can support market stalls, pop-up trading, live performances, and community events.

Upstairs, the first floor would provide six meeting rooms, which could also be used for exhibitions, community groups, and educational events.

Proposals also include improvements to the existing Bury Market in the form of a new canopy, maintenance repairs, and an enhanced environmental performance through recycling infrastructure, energy efficiency improvements, and the decarbonisation of existing structures.

The public realm would also be upgraded to support active travel and improve connections between nearby infrastructure including the Bury Interchange, Bury College, and the wider town centre.

There would be six accessible car parking spaces provided.

The three-acre site is currently occupied by 13,900 sq ft of retail space and 4,600 sq ft of offices within the buildings at 1 Murray Road, 47-51 Market Street, and 2-10 Princess Parade.

Approval of the scheme would see the demolition of these buildings. The offices would be relocated within the new flexi-hall, while the shops are proposed to be moved into the Mill Gate Shopping Centre.

Bury Council was awarded a £20m grant in January from the government’s Levelling Up Fund to bring forward the flexi-hall.

Plans form part of a wider masterplan for the regeneration of the town centre, which also includes the £81m redevelopment of the Bury Interchange and the transformation of Mill Gate Shopping Centre to provide homes.

Vinci Construction has been appointed to build the flexi-hall.

The project team also includes structural engineer AJP, MEP engineer Crookes Walker Consulting, acoustics consultants Sharps Redmore, and utilities consultant Ameon. Gillespies is the landscape architect. WSP is the highways engineer.

To learn more about the plans, search for application number 69580 on Bury Council’s planning portal.

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Moving into enclosed spaces and the Millgate creates massive changes to rent and rates payments it’s going to close more business not create new.

By Anonymous

Your spending all that money on that and we have no secondary school in radcliffe absolutely disgusting

By Anne price

Fixing something not broken. This is levelling up. London gets Crossrail, we get a new market.

By Elephant

Tbf Elephant, we have ourselves to blame

By Cal

What happens to the existing stalls ? What happens when people come to the market and half of the outside market has gone ? Why conference hall spaces you can rent out when you have the Elizabethan suite near by that is under used as it is ! Why put Cafés in it when the market all ready has cafés so you will be affecting there bissness possibly makeing the close down then the market loses revenue in rents ? Will it generate the same level of income as what will be lost in rents when you knock half of the outside market? Looks like a copy of the Radcliff market will to kind of markets work in the same town ? How much rent revenue are you getting for Radcliffe at the moment with it not being at full capacity as it is still owned buy bury council ?

By Anonymous

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