Aew Architects designed the 208-home project in Bolton. Credit: Aew Architects

Demolition starts for 208-home Bolton scheme

A row of vacant shops at Cheadle Square is being cleared to make way for Step Places and Bolton at Home’s plans for a neighbourhood on 4.5 acres around Moor Lane.

When demolition work concludes, main contractor AEDI Construction will start work on building 208 new apartments and townhouses in Bolton’s town centre – including 82 affordable homes.

Designed by Aew Architects, the plans also include three commercial units, cycle paths, and community green spaces.

The Moor Lane development sits on three brownfield sites, including the former Bolton bus station. The other two sites are located to the east of Blackhorse Street on either side of the Bolton Job Centre.

Bolton at Home group director of development and growth, Dominic Conway, described how the project will help the community.

“We need to provide more new properties to give more people a warm, comfortable and sustainable home to live in that’s affordable,” Conway said.

“The new housing also helps people in a wide range of circumstances, which is why we’re developing a broad mix of new homes. This town centre development will create homes and a new sustainable neighbourhood to be proud of,” he continued.

“It also generates social value by supporting construction jobs and will boost the local economy.”

Harinder Dhaliwal Adele Warren Dominic Conway at Moor Lane p Medlock Media

Developer Step Places’ Harinder Dhaliwal, Bolton Council Cllr Adele Warren, and social provider Bolton at Home’s Dominic Conway on the Moor Lane site. Credit: via Medlock Media

The project is part of Bolton’s town centre masterplan, which also features the creation of Elizabeth Park and improvements to Bolton Market. Elizabeth Park is the new name for the planned pocket park that will take over the site of the old Odeon cinema off Ashburner Street. It was previously known as Odeon Park.

“The Moor Lane development is a great example of what Bolton Council’s town centre masterplan will achieve,” said Cllr Martyn Cox, Bolton Council Leader.

“Converting a brownfield site into much-needed homes and green space will help make the town centre a more vibrant and inviting place to live, work and visit,” he continued.

Site investigation works for the Moor Lane scheme, conducted by LK Group, began in March. Planning permission was granted in November last year.

Moor Lane’s project team consisted of Euan Kellie Property Solutions as the planning consultant, Renaissance as structural engineer, and Ridge, which is providing project management, cost consultancy and building services support.

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