Page 4: Access And Parking
Service industries such as entertainment and retailing have to locate near their customers and provide a range of facilities that make them convenient to use. In fact, for many such organisations, location is a key factor that helps to differentiate the organisation and sets it aside from its competitors. The new Gala Club is to be situated on the north edge of the town, within easy walking distance of the main shopping centre. Other key features include:
- the site is opposite the recently redeveloped bus station
- road access to the site is good with easy links to Stalybridge, Hyde, Oldham and Manchester
- an additional extension to the Greater Manchester Motorway Network (M60) that was formerly the M6, M61, M62, M63.
A key feature of the redevelopment of city centres and large urban conurbations within the UK has been new and different forms of public transport such as tram networks. Bids by Manchester City Council for the recent Commonwealth Games ensured that Metrolink 2,000 is to be extended to Ashton, as part of a three-fold increase in the Metrolink Network.