Page 3: The New Site
The development site identified for the new Gala Club consists of approximately 1.7 acres, at the moment occupied by warehouses waiting to be demolished. This forms part of a 4.1 acre wider development for retail and leisure users, on the northern edge of Ashton Town Centre. The location is two minutes walk from the existing bus station.
It is proposed to relocate the existing Gala Club into a purpose-built, single-level club with around 1,600 seats and access to more than 250 car parking spaces, in this prominent position. In addition there are numerous public car parks within a short distance. Car access to the site is good, with easy links to Stalybridge (two and a half miles), Hyde (three miles), Oldham (four miles) and Manchester (six and a half miles). Research has shown that the club is likely to attract weekly admissions of 6,000 three years after having been developed.