Ashton Road West McCarthy Stone p planning

BrightSpace Architects designed the project for McCarthy Stone. Credit: via planning documents

Green light for 51 Failsworth retirement flats

McCarthy Stone can move forward with its plans for a senior living block off Ashton Road West after Oldham Council approved the project Wednesday.

The three-storey apartment block will be built on the site of the old Failsworth Mill. The Victorian cotton mill was demolished in 2014 and bordered the Rochdale Canal. The future apartment block will sit adjacent to a Tesco Superstore.

Within the 35,000 sq ft apartment block will be 37 one-bed flats and 14 two-bed homes. Residential amenities will include a residents’ lounge, guest suite, mobility scooter store, and a communal garden.

There are 20 parking spaces included in the plans, drawn up by BrightSpace Architects. There would be an EV charger for each parking space as well.

Planning Potential is the planning consultant for the project. FDA Landscape is the landscape architect.

The application’s reference number with Oldham Council is FUL/349677/22.

Elsewhere in the North West, McCarthy Stone has begun a consultation for 56 retirement apartments in Chester.

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Looks like an office block. Convenient location though.

By Anon

Standard McCarthy Stone design. Usually uninspiring. Orange/brown brick at bottom with a swapped out different roof detail/colour. The difference with this one to most is they have cut back on the balconies

By Tomo

Shame no balconies for the residents to enjoy

By Balcony warrior

McCarthy & Stone commission some real architectural humdingers, don’t they?

Life story on the other hand have produced some great retirement developments on the architecture front.


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