Bolton marches on with Crompton Place approval

The £250m mixed-use scheme on the site of the former Crompton Place Shopping Centre has won planning consent and will form part of the £1.5bn transformation of the town centre.

Crompton Place includes a 110-bedroom hotel, 150 homes and 113,000 sq ft of office space, delivered by the Bolton Regeneration joint venture between construction firm Beijing Construction Engineering Group International and regeneration specialist Midia. 

Designed by architect Chapman Taylor, the project will also see an extensive redesign of public realm, with large areas pedestrianised. 

A mixed-use retail, leisure, dining and events space known as Bolton Works is also plotted, designed to accommodate independent retailers and food operators. 

Bolton Council acquired the 280,000 sq ft site in June 2018 for £14.8m from Santander Pension Fund. Plans for the scheme were submitted in March this year.

Hive Land & Planning is the planning consultant for the project. 

Victoria Square Bolton Hotel

A 110-bedroom hotel forms part of the plans for Crompton Place

Cllr Martyn Cox, deputy leader of Bolton Council, said: “Crompton Place is a fundamental part of our £1.5bn town centre masterplan. 

“These plans will create a destination that combine town centre living, retail and leisure in a top-quality environment. It means new homes, new jobs and new businesses coming to Bolton.”  

Steven Turner, director of Bolton Regeneration, added: “This development will significantly improve the town centre offer, broaden its appeal, complement existing attractions and enhance the surrounding historic fabric.” 

Other pipeline schemes in Bolton include Beechline’s £55m Trinity Gateway project; an 87-bedroom hotel at Bolton Le Mans; a £150m scheme to revamp Church Wharf, which is being delivered by Muse Developments, and a 200-home, £27.5m residential scheme on the Central Street car park, proposed by Placefirst. 

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