JMA have been working closely with Muse and Bury Council to deliver a mixed use masterplan for Prestwich Village centre. Bury Council have set a vision to deliver a regenerative programme of change to create an inclusive village centre for the local community, facilitating business growth and delivering new homes.
Prestwich Village is located approximately 4miles north of Manchester City Centre. The site is adjacent to the existing Prestwich Metrolink tram stop and is currently occupied by the Longfield Shopping Centre and a large surface car park.
This aspirational masterplan will be a high-quality, sustainable mixed use development, which emphasises the uniqueness of Prestwich and its heritage assets.
The masterplan is split into two phases. Phase 1 comprises of four plots made up of a  community hub building, a retail hub building, a market hall and a travel hub. Phase 2 will deliver three residential plots. A hybrid planning application has been submitted, seeking full planning approval for Phase 1 and outline approval for Phase 2.
The masterplan seeks to mend the existing grain by responding to movement desire lines which connect through the Village Centre. The market hall and village square will form the centrepiece of the masterplan. Each of the phase 1 buildings positively address the new village square with retail and community use active frontages.
One of the key masterplan objectives is to create a people first place. This has been achieved through consolidating the existing surface car park and providing a new travel hub, located to the north of the masterplan. A better sense of arrival is created from the Metrolink station, through the de-engineering of Rectory Lane to improve pedestrian permeability in the village centre. The regenerative scheme has the potential to attract substantial economic growth and investment in the area.
Prestwich Village Masterplan