Spindles Town Square redevelopment Oldham

Willmot DIxon have been appointed by Oldham Council as the main contractor for Spindles Town Square redevelopment.

The enabling works will involve the demolition of the previous TJ Hughes store. The Spindles Shopping Centre was obtained by Oldham Council for £9.5m in 2020 in order to redevelop the town centre.

The demolition of the TJ Hughes building will allow for the new split level Tommyfield Market to be developed with retail stalls leading to the shopping mall and also a dedicated food and drink area linking to Parliament Square. An events area will be created in the upper level of the market hall. The retail space in the shopping centre is to be reduced to allow the upper tier to become council offices.

Planning application for the main redevelopment is due to be submitted imminently and subject to approval the main works are expected to begin later this year with plans for completion of the whole redevelopment aimed for the end of 2023.

Council leader Arooj Shah said that Willmot Dixon share their ambition to make Oldham a place to be proud of and have committed to put back over £10m into the community for the benefit of local people and local businesses.

Managing Director for Willmot DIxon, Anthony Dillon reiterated confirming that the focus is on how we deliver outstanding buildings, transform lives while helping to strengthen local communities. Willmot Dixons aim is to ensure the Spindles redevelopment will fill these priorities and be built for the people of Oldham by the people of Oldham, working with local suppliers and helping to create sustainable employment opportunities.