Denton Wellness Centre
Network Space anticipates starting site clearance for the Wellness Centre this summer

Network Space progresses with Crown Point East regeneration

Network Space has sold an 11-acre plot earmarked for residential development at Crown Point East in Denton to Wainhomes, and is close to starting on site with the construction of a Wellness Centre as part of the leisure phase of the project.

Crown Point East is a mixed-use residential and leisure scheme planned for the former Oldham Batteries site in Tameside, which is being developed in partnership with Tameside Council.

The residential phase will provide 163 houses. Following the acquisition, Wainhomes anticipates work will begin in summer 2017, after progressing a reserved matters planning application.

Network Space is owned by chairman Bill Ainscough, who also founded Wainhomes. Wainhomes is now led by his son Will Ainscough.

The council is nearing completion of a new road alongside the scheme, which aims to reduce congestion at the Crown Point junction.

The road was funded by £1.67m from the Greater Manchester Growth Deal to implement a series of infrastructure improvements to tackle congestion, reduce journey times and regenerate major sites across the borough.

Network Space and Tameside Council are also working together to deliver a Wellness Centre on the leisure phase of the site, which fronts Ashton Road. It is anticipated that the land will be cleared this summer, with work to begin on site later this year. The centre was designed by DLA Architecture.

Peter Barlow, managing director in the North West for Wainhomes, said: “We see this significant development as an exciting opportunity to redevelop a substantial brownfield area of land located in a very sustainable and accessible location which will greatly improve the Denton and Crown Point area. Wainhomes has targeted Tameside as a key strategic location to invest in over the coming years due to its proximity to Manchester and Stockport and excellent road and rail network.

“We are currently progressing other opportunities within Tameside and therefore see this development as the start of a long term investment within this ambitious borough.”

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Crown point is a typical soulless retail park. Awful place.

By Anon

Crown Point is nice.

By Prestatyn

“due to its proximity to Manchester and Stockport and excellent road and rail network.”

Manchester, yes. Stockport, yes. Road network, yes if it’s moving. Rail network… er… nearest station is a twenty minute walk away with one train a week. I suppose it is excellent so long as you only want to travel from Stockport or to Guide Bridge on a Friday afternoon.

By Skeptik

It’s a shame that Tameside have decided to build the ‘wellness centre’ on land that’s allegedly quite contaminated and has terrible air quality from the levels of traffic passing on Ashton Road and the M67 when just down the road in Haughton Green there is a nice area of green space that has plenty of room for a flagship sporting village containing sports pitches to complement a ‘wellness centre’, sound like a much better idea but oh well looks like we’ll end up with yet another green space concreted over for housing that isn’t wanted…!

By Aevis

I’m worried about the air pollution caused by the added volume of traffic. There are already numerous houses being built at Guide Bridge. The only thing that is being invested is pollution to an already built up area.

By Anonymous

All these new houses planned. What about school places. Secondary schools in the area are over subscribed.

By Anonymous

There is nothing well..about it. The road may be finished in ten years as the workmen only work a few hour a day. Schools are oversubscribed gp surgeries over subscribed. Tameside hospital is under massive strain already. There are no rail links in Denton. You need to catch a bus to Stockport or town or guide bridge. The roads don’t move due to congestion.
Well.done genius plan

By xxx

This is brilliant news for the area does this mean that Denton swimming baths will he saved? And will the market place return? Denton needs its heart back.

By Sandra Whitfield

I am interested in knowing if there are
plans for apartments for the over 60s, at affordable prices or rents. As I feel that consideration should also be given to this group of people also, as we also need a place to live and new builds would also be very nice. I await to hear comments. Further to comment below, it will not be so awful, when these new plans are put into place and there will be more going on around, less soul-less.

By Mrs McNulty

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