PROJECT UPDATE: Work starts on Penwortham retirement flats – and you can name the build

Work has started on building 51 retirement flats at the old Sr Mary's Church Hall in Cop Lane, Penwortham. Photos: Neil Cross.
Work has started on building 51 retirement flats at the old Sr Mary's Church Hall in Cop Lane, Penwortham. Photos: Neil Cross.
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The former church hall site is being developed...

What is happening?

You have a chance to name the new build.

You have a chance to name the new build.

Work has started on a three-storey black of retirement flats on the site of St Mary’s Church Hall in Cop Lane, Penwortham.

What details of the build do we know already?

There are plans to build 51 flats in the facility – 30 one-bedroom, self contained flats as well as a further 21 two-bedroomed units. There will also be communal areas, garden areas and car parking bays.

Who can live there?

Developers behind the build, Bournemouth-based McCarthy and Stone, have said that the unit will be “specifically designed for people aged 55 and over.”

What will it be called?

The public is invited to submit its ideas for a name, with the winning entry receiving a cheque for £100.

Fiona Brooks, regional sales and marketing director for McCarthy and Stone North West, said: “We are looking for a name which will be relevant to the local community; and it can be anything from suggestions local landmarks or scenery, to names that incorporate elements of the town’s rich history.”

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The deadline for naming applications is May 25 and they should be emailed to mccarthyandstone@mccann.com with ‘Penwortham’ in the subject header.