CONSTRUCTION work on a contemporary block of apartments near the Grand Hotel in Leigh is swiftly advancing.
Bosses for the development are launching a marketing campaign to encourage prospective buyers to engage and register their interest.
Positioned in Leigh Broadway, the development is set to encompass 15 deluxe flats.
This ambitious project, spearheaded by SJT Developments is going up in the space once occupied by the former Grove Fittings Ironmongery store and the relocation of Leigh Car Wash to London Road.
The development will also offer off-street parking amenities for up to 17 vehicles.
Bosses previously stated that the development is “a beautiful and liveable set of flats” which will “enhance the appearance of the street-scenes and identity of the local area”.
Notably adjacent to these new flats stands the Grand Hotel, a historic establishment that has undergone an extensive transformation into 18 apartments, accompanied by a restaurant, shop, and spa facilities.
Peter Wexham, Liberal Democrat councillor for Leigh ward, has welcomed the completion of the development, despite his concern over the number of developments in the area.
He said: “It is good that the construction is going well, and it is surprising to see how quick it is going up.
“The sooner it is done, the better.
“The site had been sitting empty for ages, so it is nice that they are going to be done sooner rather than later.”
Coun Wexham has previously said that this development, on the heels of other flats and recent planning permission for a restaurant, all on the same strip of Leigh Road, are making the stretch a wind tunnel, like Victoria Avenue in Southend.
He added: “With lots of high buildings in the area, which could change the atmosphere consequently.
“But it is a problem when sites aren’t used, so at least once it is done, construction will be out the way.”
Picture: Artist’s impression of the new flats. Image SJT Developments
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