Town Centre Masterplan

Oldham Town Centre Masterplan – have your say

We need your views on an ambitious new vision to deliver the Oldham town centre of the future.

You are invited to view the plans and have your say on the proposals:

 Date / Time  Drop-in venue
October
 Wednesday 11 12-1.30pm  Tommyfield Market 
 Thursday 12 12-2pm  Staff drop-in session at Oldham   Civic Centre
 Wednesday 18 10am-12noon  Chadderton Market
 Tuesday 24  10am – 1pm  Crompton Library
 Thursday 26  10am – 12noon  Shaw Market 
November
 Wednesday 1 1-2pm  Tommyfield Market
 Thursday 2 10-12noon  Royton Market 
 Thursday 2 1.30 – 3pm  Royton Town Hall 
 Tuesday 7 11am-1pm  Tesco – Featherstall Road, Westwood
 Wednesday 8  Oldham Civic Centre*
*Drop-in session for residents and councillors from 4pm prior to Full Council meeting at 6pm
 Friday 10 11.30am – 1.30pm  Egyptian Room, Old Town Hall, Parliament Square
 Saturday 11 11.30am – 2.30pm  Oasis Academy - Hollins Road, Hollinwood
Wednesday 15 12-2pm  Failsworth Town Hall 
 Friday 24 11am – 1pm  Chadderton Library and Wellbeing Centre
 Thursday 30 2-4pm  Delph Library 
December
 Saturday 2 11am – 2pm  Brass Monkeys event – Oldham town centre*
* Consultation in Egyptian Room, Old Town Hall, Parliament Square
 Wednesday 6 1-3pm  Uppermill Library 
 Thursday 7 12-2pm  Staff drop-in session at the Civic Centre
 Monday 11  1-4pm  Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre
 Tuesday 12   2 – 3.30pm  Greenfield Library
 Wednesday 13 10am-12noon  Lees Library

You can also part in our online consultation until 30 December 2017.

The proposals

Work has been ongoing for some time to develop a masterplan looking ahead to 2035.

This looks at five strategic sites totalling 21 acres in size and seeks to find better uses that can redevelop and improve the town centre.

The benefits would include the building of new homes, 55,000 sq metres of new and refurbished employment space, and economic activity worth an additional £50 million a year to Oldham’s economy.

If every masterplan element is delivered it could be worth an estimated 560 full-time jobs during construction, plus up to 700 new jobs in Oldham.

This plan is the first step towards creating a town centre that works better and is aspirational for everyone – from residents to families, public sector partners and businesses/traders of all sizes.

The proposals include plans to:

  • Build a new Tommyfield Market on the existing site with a new 600-capacity multi-storey car park to attract additional visitors - plus complementary new retail/leisure units and quality public spaces.
  • Create a new Civic Hub using land including the former Oldham Sports Centre. This would be home to agencies from across the public sector sharing accommodation and costs, plus new commercial office space.
  • A potentially refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall with a new hotel, offices and homes could go on the current Civic Centre, Magistrates Court and Oldham Police Station sites.
  • Additional homes could be built at the current Rock Street car park site and the surrounding area.

Town Centre Masterplan