Work has commenced on an innovative project that will transform an underused site on the corner of Turnbull Road and Sinderland Road in Broadheath into an attractive new community hub for local people. Working closely with Broadheath Community Association, McGoff Group has created a scheme that will result in a new community village that features a family-friendly restaurant, new children’s day nursery and the development of a dedicated new Community Hall for the residents of Broadheath.
Operated by Greene King, the new restaurant will be a Farmhouse Inn. Aimed at families, the concept will have space for 284 diners, include a small children’s play area and will not feature any dedicated sports viewing or drinking-only areas.
The nursery is an exciting new concept that has been designed and developed in partnership with Stewart and Jeannie Pickering; the duo and founders of the highly successful kidsunlimited brand. The setting occupies a spacious and safe corner of the wider site, with the location strategically chosen to answer national Government calls to position child care facilities away from busy main roads, where elevated levels of pollution are more and more often being linked to hindering general development and the increase in childhood asthma, plus other health-related issues.
The expertly designed garden and extensive external space will provide an opportunity for children to explore and discover in a natural, safe and stimulating environment, benefiting from the beautiful landscaped setting, a gardening and planting patch, large playground and all-weather play areas.
At the centre of the development is the creation of a new Community Hall for the residents of Broadheath. Identified as the number one priority for local residents*, the purpose-built Community Hall will have multiple uses and will be managed and maintained by Broadheath Community Association for the benefit of local residents. Chair of the Broadheath Community Association, Reverend Ian Golding, added: “It is fantastic to see work start on a project that has for so long been a dream for us at Broadheath Community Association. The Community Hall will help improve quality of life and cohesion for all residents in Broadheath; it will be a family-friendly communal space that offers a range of daily and weekly community activities that focus on learning and wellbeing and will also be available for hire by residents for their own private events.
“A list of those who have indicated their intention of conducting their work in the hall has already been drawn up. These include Scouts and related uniformed organisations, a variety of dance experiences provided by Dance works and a range of work with children and young people.” Director at McGoff Group, Chris McGoff, added: “We’re delighted to be involved with this project, helping Broadheath Community Association realise its aim of creating a new community hub. They have worked hard for many years to get to this stage and as an Altrincham-based company, we look forward to delivering this scheme that will provide the people of Broadheath with exceptional new services and leisure facilities.”