Plans are well advanced for extended and upgrade Hollinshead Centre, which together with ‘The Sanctuary’, will create an exciting, state of the art, community facility for Chorley.
The existing halls and meeting rooms will be completely refurbished and reconfigured with new lighting, heating, AV, internet, room partitions and entrances.
They will be linked by new corridor ‘cloister style’ buildings providing a single entrance and each room and all facilities to be accessed without going outside or through another room (a big upgrade on the current situation).
The most obvious part of the work will be the new build, informal ‘cafe style’ building and kitchen. This will support Open Kitchen and The Meeting Place and will be a place to relax over light refreshments. It will also serve as a circulating and waiting area for those using other parts of the centre and by being placed across the fourth side of the quadrangle, it will create a secure, sheltered, courtyard.
The project will be completed by new landscaping along the Hollinshead Street boundary that will extend the current church gardens in front church to the full width of our site. Our new car park will be accessed through the Council Car Park which will then provide extra parking for centre users.
THE LEVELLING UP FUND
In partnership with Chorley Borough Council, Phase 2 put in an application to the Government’s levelling up fund. Unfortunately Chorley was not chosen for investment and we are now seeking alternative funding to create this much needed facility.