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Buckshaw Village - Chorley

One of the largest urban development sites in the North of England the 400 acre brownfield site was formerly a Ministry of Defence ammunitions factory and owned by BAE systems. The site was acquired in June 2002, and developed in line with sustainable development principles retaining all materials on site and sustainable SUDS drainage systems.



Predominantly residential, Buckshaw is divided into a mix of Residential / Retail / Commercial and Industrial Areas.


  • Residential - 3000 homes on 210 acres
  • Industrial – 60 acres – Matrix Park
  • Commercial / Retail – 50 acres
  • Delivery of 25 acres of Open Space
  • 4 all-weather sports pitches
  • 200 unit Retirement Village (largest in the North of England)
  • Crèche
  • Public community building
  • Primary school
  • New railway station with direct links to Manchester
  • Highway improvements to local networks with direct access to the M6 and M61


Developers of phased parcel disposals include:

  • Redrow Homes
  • Barratt Homes
  • David Wilson Homes
  • Roland Homes
  • Persimmon Homes
  • Helios Slough
  • Tesco
  • Marstons Pubs

Key Facts

No. Acres: 400

No. Units: 3000

Commercial Space: 200,000 sq m

Requirements: Demolition, Infrastructure, Planning and Decontamination

Sold To: Redrow Homes and Barratt Homes

Date Acquired: June 2002

Previous Classification: Brownfield

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