Teanlowe Centre, Poulton – Development Update
Posted on 10th September 2014
Completion of Market Place Mall
Renovation works to the Market Place Mall are now virtually complete and the three relocating companies, Poulton Optical Centre, Homecare Walkabout and Bodycare are now installed in their new premises. The fully glazed entrance to Market Place is now fully operational and will remain so on a permanent basis with no further mall closure.
New Temporary Entrance from Car Park
Work is now starting on demolition of part of the centre and upgrading the Teanlowe car park, to create the new Booths’ foodstore. It requires, on safety grounds, the Teanlowe car park entance to be hoarded off to create and maintain safe access for the public from the car park to the Market Place Mall, which will be maintained throughout the project.
Works on the car park will be carried out in three phases until the end of January next year, with a temporary pause in early December to avoid disruption of the Christmas trade. Throughout this period at least two thirds of the car park will be available for use at any time, as illustrated on the site plan.
Bus Stop Re-Location
To provide a safe working area for the main contractor, Eric Wright Construction, the existing bus-lay by has been relocated to Blackpool Old Road and the entrance into the Teanlowe Centre closed, enabling stripping out and demolition of the empty shops now to take place. Pedestrian access from Blackpool Old Road to the Teanlowe car park and Market Place Mall will now be via either Market Place or Village Walks, off Queensway, as illustrated on the plan above.