Police station becomes childcare centre

Simon Donohue

A former police station in Tyldesley is to become a childcare facility after owner Crystal Property & Land concluded a deal with the Advanced Childcare Group.

The 4,590 sq ft building on a 0.5 acre site has been let on a six-year lease.

It has been unused since it was closed by Greater Manchester Police in 2006.

Crystal Property & Land acquired the property in 2011 and has made a number of improvements, including renovation of the cladding, windows and entrance.

Andy Park, director with Crystal Property & Land, said: "When we first acquired the former Tyldesley Police station we could see that it had the potential for a number of different uses beyond its original purpose.

"In particular, we felt that its location in a busy residential area made it ideal for a childcare facility, so it's great news that Advanced Childcare Group has chosen the building for their new school. This letting will bring back into use a building that has long been vacant and provide an important community resource."

Hayley Blackwell, marketing manager for the Advanced Childcare Group, said: "The size and layout of the school allows us to tailor the educational experience of young people to their individual needs and interests, including vocational education."

The rental value of the deal is undisclosed.

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