Spinning Point has won the North West Planning Excellence Award for Regeneration

We are delighted to confirm Phase 1 of Spinning Point has won the Regeneration category of this year’s RTPI NW Planning Awards for Excellence.  The project, approved by Rossendale Borough Council in February 2016, includes demolition of various neglected buildings, partial demolition and refurbishment of the former Town Hall building, provision of a new bus station and ancillary retail and leisure uses in Rawtenstall Town Centre.  The application was submitted on behalf of the RTB Partnership.

The judges’ comments were:

[We] were extremely impressed with the partnership led by Rossendale Borough Council in achieving the regeneration of the Valley Centre and adjacent property in the heart of Rawtenstall Town Centre now known as Spinning Point.

Parts of the site in this key location had become an eyesore and impacted negatively on the town centre. The Council acquired The Valley Shopping Centre in 2011 and this was crucial in their strategy to secure renewal of the town centre including the replacement of the bus station.

This led to the establishment of the RTB Partnership, a Joint Venture comprising Rossendale Borough Council, Together Housing Group and Barnfield Investment Properties.

The Judges recognised the achievement of the Partnership in assembling the land and bringing about a viable development that will transform the town, its economy, connectivity and which will undoubtedly encourage further investment.

The nomination was submitted by NJL Consulting who, alongside a superlative project team including DAY Architectural, were not only delighted to have won this award but pleased to confirm that work is now underway at the site.  The implementation of the consent marks a hugely significant step in the regeneration of the site, but also a catalyst for further regeneration in the town and the creation of a focal point for Rawtenstall.

Annabel Partridge, Associate Director at NJL Consulting said ‘We are delighted to have won this award for Phase 1 of Spinning Point.  This was a complex project, which is the result of years of hard work from Rossendale Council and its partners Barnfield Investment Properties and Together Housing Group to regenerate this prominent site in Rawtenstall. 

If you would like to read more about the project or NJL’s involvement in the application, please click here – NJL Consulting

Keep up to date with the Spinning Point project – HERE

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