Countryside - Heyfields, M28
Manchester Road, Walkden is in an excellent location. Being located on the main A6 Manchester Rd it provides excellent access to surrounding Manchester and Bolton. With a range of well designed and excellently specified new homes Countryside are pleased to be working to regenerate the area and bring in new housing and communities.
The Countryside name is a byword for design excellence and this new development is no exception, with each new home benefitting from a fantastic specification.
The Ellesmere Centre shopping precinct, adjoins Walkden Retail Park and is located 0.5 miles away from the site. The centre and precinct offers a selection of high street stores such as Boots, JD Sports, Quality Save, Greggs Bakers and other local retailers, cafes and charity shops. Banks are well represented with Halifax, Barclays, RBS Santander and Lloyds all having branches in the town. The precinct centre also incorporates a market square. The retail park includes a Total Fitness gym, a bingo hall, a sports store and a number of fast food restaurants such as McDonalds and a KFC. Both Walkden precinct and Walkden Retail Park are within walking distance of the site. A new 185,500 sq ft Tesco Extra concept store opened in the market square in September 2010. This Tesco superstore is open 24/7 and is the nearest supermarket. A new Health Centre and library called the Walkden Gateway has also recently opened.
A number of local schools are within a mile of the development. Primary education is served by St Pauls C of E and Christ the King Roman Catholic Primary, Secondary education is met by Walkden High School and St Georges Roman Catholic Secondary School. For those looking for further education the University of Manchester is located 10 miles from the development.
Manchester Road is in a great location for transport. The A6 Manchester Road leads to Manchester and Bolton and the major route east to west, the East Lancashire Rd A580 is 1.3 miles away from the proposed development and is a direct route to the M60 Greater Manchester orbital motorway network (under 2 miles) and offers links to Manchester (7 miles), Stockport (18 miles) and Liverpool (30.5 miles). Piccadilly Train station (9.9 miles) Manchester Airport (15.5 miles). The M61 is 4 miles from the site, from which Chorley (17miles) and Preston (26 miles) and the M6 are easily accessed.