Great commuter links
Three miles from Oldham town centre and ten miles from Manchester, Shaw is within ten minutes’ drive of both the M62 and the A633. Leeds, Liverpool and Sheffield can all be reached in less than an hour. Frequent trams from Shaw and Crompton Metro Stop, around 20 minutes’ walk from Briar View, run south to Oldham and Manchester and north to Rochdale. Manchester Deansgate is around 40 minutes away by Metro. In addition, bus services link Shaw town centre with Oldham, Manchester and Rochdale. Buses to Rochdale stop around ten minutes’ walk away.
Everything on your doorstep
There are two convenience stores within half a mile of the development, one of them incorporating High Crompton Post Office. In addition to Aldi and Iceland supermarkets, Shaw’s pleasant market town centre presents a lively assortment of local traders and high street names. Bakers, pharmacies, opticians, a Tesco Express, gift and hardware stores and other specialists are interspersed with hairdressers, cafés, restaurants and pubs. Fresh fish, meat, local produce, baking and preserves can be bought at the weekly market, while for a wider choice of fashion, sport, jewellery and technology brands, Spindles Town Square Shopping Centre in Oldham is just nine minutes away by tram.
Schools near Briar View
Beale Vale Pre School, around 20 minutes’ walk away, is one of several convenient nurseries, Crompton Primary School is just half a mile from Briar View, and St Mary’s C of E High Crompton Primary is less than a mile away. All three are assessed as ‘Good’ by Ofsted. For secondary education, the development is in easy reach of both The Oldham Academy North, also rated ‘Good’, and the Blue Coat School, recognised as ‘Outstanding’.