Horwich

Locomotive Shed in Horwich
Locomotive Shed in Horwich
Aerial photo of Horwich with indicative site boundary
Aerial photo of Horwich with indicative site boundary
A sketch masterplan
A sketch masterplan
3D model of masterplan
3D model of masterplan
Project date
01.06.2004
Type
  • Masterplanning
Location
North West England
Clients
Bolton Council
Associated team members
Associated documents

In 2004 URBED together with King Sturge were commissioned by Bolton Council, working with existing landowners, to develop a masterplan for the historic Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Locomotive Works in Horwich.

The masterplan sought to reuse the exceptional Locomotive sheds, some of which are a quarter of mile long, by inserting apartments and workspace. Sites were also identified for new build housing as well as a small local centre.

In addition we worked up a proposal in conjunction with an existing waste management company on the site to develop a small eco-industrial park which would attract recycling industries.

Adjacent to the site is Red Moss, a protected but degraded peat bog, similar to Risley Moss but with a more dramatic context. We proposed to develop the location as a setting for a wildlife centre and associated forestry trail.