A major housing development in Buckshaw Village has entered the home straight.
It’s 10 years since house builder Barratt set ‘footings’ on the former Royal Ordnance site at Euxton.
And last Wednesday marked the beginning of the end for the company’s construction work there.
A decade after work began on Buckshaw – the largest brownfield development in the whole of Europe – Barratt Homes began the construction of its final phase, with the residential street known as The Avenue.
And the mayors of Chorley and South Ribble came along to cut the ribbon for the sales office.
Neil Goodwin, managing director of Barratt Manchester, said: “With our partners, we have been able to transform a large disused site into an attractive settlement for thousands of families. Buckshaw Village is now a vibrant, contemporary place to live and its residents can look forward to a bright future.
“As we lay the groundwork for the final phase of the project, we felt it was important to celebrate the success of the village to date and acknowledge that the vision to create a new village with a diverse community has been realised so emphatically.”
The residential scheme is one of the largest in the North West, with up to 2,500 homes built, along with a range of amenities such as a school, supermarket and swimming baths to support a diverse community of 4,000 people.
The site also includes more than 100 affordable homes, a medical centre, pharmacy and community hall.
Barratt and fellow housebuilder Redrow have funded most of the development work to bring the remediated site back into use, including the restoration of two listed buildings, Worden Old Hall and Buckshaw Hall, as well as a number of road and infrastructure improvements.