Chorley Council gives green light to Botany Bay scheme
FI Real Estate Management has won approval for its proposed new outlet shopping destination on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in Chorley, Lancashire. Plans include the redevelopment of the 90-acre site to create a 300,000-sq ft retail outlet village, up to 288 homes and space for significant employment uses.
Designed to complement Botany Bay’s rich industrial heritage, the ambitious plans include the refurbishment of the iconic Victorian cotton mill on site, which will sit at the heart of the new mixed-use development.
A FIREM spokesperson said: “The reinvention of Botany Bay has been in the planning for a number of years and this approval brings to fruition a great deal of work to create a masterplan that blends premium outlet retail, quality housing and valuable employment uses.
“Botany Bay has a rich heritage and we have put the site’s industrial history at the heart of the designs for this truly unique development. Our vision is to create a flagship outlet shopping destination for the North West, which not only attracts visitors to the area, but more importantly creates jobs, and acts as a catalyst for further investment for Chorley.”