Salcaul launches Astley Point

A company backed by Betfred founder Fred Done has announced plans for a £9m residential-led development in Higher Green Lane, Wigan.

The six-acre site currently occupied by the Rendezvous Cabaret Club in Astley has been earmarked for a mix of 30 two-bedroom apartments across five blocks, a restaurant, and entertainment venue.

The scheme was outlined by Salcaul, a joint venture between Salboy, which is owned by Fred Done and Simon Ismail, and Redwaters, an Astley-based housebuilder.

Salcaul launched the plans at a public exhibition on Friday. The exhibition was held in advance of the submission of a formal planning application to Wigan Council, which is due to be lodged by the end of the year. Subject to planning permission an 18 month construction programme is expected to begin in summer 2016.

The architect is Cartwright & Gross. The Environment Partnership developed the landscape designs while planning advice is being provided by Euan Kellie Property Solutions.

Sean McCaul, director of Salcaul, said: “We have the opportunity to create a very high quality development, a new focal point for Higher Green and Astley, at the site which is currently occupied by the Rendezvous Cabaret Club and other outbuildings.

“Our architects Cartwright & Gross have created exciting plans for the site which will set the new homes and leisure opportunities in stunning landscaped surroundings informed by the local heritage, history and countryside.”

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