The Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development is one of the most ambitious redevelopments for our town centre since the 1980s.

Unveiled in November 2014, it will transform the area and offer a wide range of exciting new opportunities for residents, visitors and businesses.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, said: “Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps is all about our aspirations for the future – it is a gamechanger for the new Oldham.”

Regenerating the site will establish a quality town centre living offer as well as redeveloping redundant land and attracting new retailers.

It will include:

  • 150,000 sq ft of retail space to be built on the current Park and Ride site.
  • A stunning glazed retail development with a new Marks & Spencer food and clothing store, plus underground car parking spaces.
  • 800 quality homes - including apartments and a total of around 700 car parking spaces.
  • Refurbishment of the former Nat West bank building to include apartments, retail and leisure units.
  • A replacement Park and Ride facility on the opposite side of the road on land between Beaver Street and Wallshaw Street
  • A new retail/residential unit on the RSPCA/Roscoe Mill site hosting a major supermarket tenant with 50 apartments above across three storeys.

In February 2015, we carried out a consultation event near the site and dozens of people turned up to give their views on the plans.

A significant number of new homes could be provided on the former Mumps station and heavy rail line (owned by Transport for Greater Manchester).

Development will begin in phases starting onsite in 2015, with the new retail development and Marks and Spencer opening in 2018.

The Prince’s Gate masterplan is expected to create more than 700 new jobs and could generate up to £21 million per year to the local economy.

An independent report by QA Research recently asked people – in an unprompted question (i.e. no answers were suggested) to name what, if any, High Street stores they would most like to see in Oldham Town Centre.

Marks & Spencer was by far the most popular answer given by both local residents and people living outside Oldham.


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