Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE : £200,000 to transform listed building into community hub [January 2023]

The press release issued by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities on 17 January 2023.

£200,000 from the Community Ownership Fund has been awarded to the Wharf Community Hub in Marple.

The project will regenerate the Grade II listed building to create a local community hub.

The Wharf Warehouse

The Warehouse building has been a key part of the community since the early 1800s but is now in a poor state of repair.

Plans for the funding include renovating the building and creating a:

  • health and wellbeing studio
  • heritage centre
  • canal side café

Benefits to the local community

The hub will provide a place for the community to come together and a chance for people to learn about Marple’s canal transport heritage.