CCH commit to Chorley

Chorley Community Housing has committed its long-term future to the town.

It follows the news that it is poised to sign a new 10-year lease on its offices at Gillibrand Street from Chorley Borough Council.

The deal, which is still subject to final negotiations with the council, means services for CCH tenants will continue to be provided from the town centre. The Gillibrand Street building, first constructed in 1893 as a cottage hospital, housed convalescing soldiers injured in the Great War.

More recently, it has been used by the council and now CCH as office accommodation.

CCH has occupied the building since March 2007.

Director of Operations Richard Houghton said: "We lease our offices from Chorley Borough Council and it is due to expire in March 2012.

"However, we wanted to stay in town to honour our promise to tenants to have an easily accessible office and I'm pleased to say that the council have agreed in principle to give us a new lease which means that we'll be able to stay until March 2022."

* christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk