Centre car parks go up for sale
TWO car parks are up for sale in a bid to get the town centre regeneration underway.
Cheshire East announced earlier this year it had scrapped its ‘Silk Street’ town centre regeneration plan which proposed around new 20 shops, a department store, town square and multiscreen cinema. The plan was scrapped in favour of a smaller leisure-led scheme on the Duke Street or Churchill Way car park.
Now the council has put the car parks on the market and asked developers to come forward with proposals, which could still include a cinema.
It’s likely that only one of the car parks will be developed and each is just a third of the size of the previous development area.
Nick Hynes, chairman of the Macclesfield Town Centre Vision Stakeholder Panel, said: “We’re not just looking to sell to the highest bidder but would like to find a purchaser who will offer the best all-round scheme for the town centre. We know that local people want a quality development which increases footfall and reinforces Macclesfield’s unique personality.”
Prospective purchasers can contact David Murray at Sanderson Weatherall at david.murray@sw. co.uk or on 0161 259 7000.