The new Civic Hub will be built in the heart of Radcliffe town centre. It will become the new permanent home for leisure in Radcliffe, together with a new library, learning opportunities, community space and enhanced support for health and wellbeing.
Also part of the Civic Hub project is the renovation of Market Chambers (to host new retail, offices and studios), refurbishment of the Market Hall basement (for a multi-purpose event space), and improvements to the surrounding town centre public spaces.
Radcliffe Civic Hub consultation feedback
During August through to October last year, we carried out an extensive consultation exercise with Radcliffe residents to ensure the Civic Hub is designed with and for the community of Radcliffe.
We can now update everyone on how responses have informed changes to the building design. Feedback will also be used to inform how the hub will operate, and the future classes and services that will be available.
Responses were provided by personal visits to the regeneration office, attendance at consultation events and by completing the online survey. Here's a summary of the main things you said and the action we have taken.
You said, we dislike the colour and extent of the cladding
We have softened the colour and reduced the amount of cladding
You said, we would like the front entrance to be more visible and welcoming
We have simplified the architectural detailing and made the entrance easier to recognise
You said, the building isn't light enough
We have increased the glazing to bring in more natural light
Other changes we are making in response to your feedback include:
- adding public art to the building elevation that faces Lidl
- adding a green wall to the building elevation that faces Radcliffe Market
- providing accessible seating within the building and to the outside public space
- equipping the bandstand for performances and use by community groups
Want to find out more about the outcome of the consultation?
To view the survey responses online see: Radcliffe regeneration: Consultation
Alternatively, paper copies are on view at Radcliffe Regeneration Office at Radcliffe Library, Radcliffe Leisure Centre, and Radcliffe Market.
How the Civic Hub will be funded
- Total budget - in the region of £40 million.
- £20 million won from the Levelling Up Fund in autumn 2021.
- £20 million Bury Council capital programme commitment.
Why we need the Civic Hub
- To bring key services together in state-of-the-art facilities.
- To offer new services in the heart of Radcliffe.
- To help residents live healthier and happier lives.
- To revitalise Radcliffe with a varied town centre.