Planning permission has been granted for the £250m replacement of Crompton Place Shopping Centre, a development which lies at the heart of Bolton council’s £1.5bn town centre masterplan.
The scheme is a part of the vision for a refreshed and revitalised Bolton town centre and includes a complimentary mix of uses in line with the current agenda for tackling struggling town centres.
The project is being brought forward by Bolton Regeneration Ltd., a partnership between Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI) and regeneration specialists Midia Group, working alongside Bolton Council and advised by Colliers International to realise the scheme.
The mixed-use scheme for the site includes a 110-bedroom hotel, 150 homes, office space, and a mix of retail, leisure, a dining and events space which has been dubbed “Bolton Works”, designed to accommodate independent retailers and food operators and also includes incubator space for small business start-ups.
Bolton Council’s Deputy Leader, Cllr Martyn Cox, said: “This is a major milestone for Crompton Place, which is a fundamental part of our £1.5bn town centre masterplan.
“These plans will create a destination which combine town centre living, retail and leisure in a top quality environment. It means new homes, new jobs, and new businesses coming to Bolton.
“As the high street continues to face challenges particularly from the coronavirus pandemic, this is a really significant development.
“Now that approval has been granted, we look forward to working with Bolton Regeneration Ltd to progress the plans, and we will continue to keep the businesses in the centre updated as things progress.