Radcliffe: Yellow, black and gray facelift planned for ‘shrinking’ industrial estate

Plans for a facelift for a “dilapidated” and “largely unattractive” industrial estate include the application of black, yellow and gray cladding to the buildings.

The owners of the Bealey Industrial Estate on Dumers Lane, Radcliffe, say the decline of the units has led to a “snowball effect”.

Now plans have been submitted to Bury Council for a facelift program for the site, which will see many of the buildings clad in yellow, black and gray materials.

Owners Highquote Limited say they plan to inject a major capital investment into the estate to improve all buildings, access roads and borders to create “a new vibrant aesthetic for the estate”.

The site at Bealey Industrial Estate on Dumers Lane in Radcliffe

A draft and access statement in support of the plans read: “The site has been owned by the applicant since 1982.

“During this time, the site has been actively managed and has been a vibrant industrial site for many users.

“However, in recent years this estate has started to decline with the introduction of newly built industrial units on site. The process of decay works like a snowball.

“As the units became less popular they started to generate less income which in turn meant the landlord couldn’t spend as much on site improvements and maintenance and this spiral continues until the site falls into complete disrepair.

“The site is now only partially used and has become generally unattractive.

“The built-up form and the general environment is of a poor appearance and the functional value of the estate is deteriorating.

“The proposal is to inject a large capital investment into the estate.

“The cladding will be done on the most prominent parts of the estate, including the buildings at the beginning of the access road.

“The proposed works will give the estate an exciting and distinct identity that, together with the other planned building maintenance, will once again make the industrial estate an attractive workplace.”

Planners at Bury Council will deliberate on the plans in the coming weeks.

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