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A significant step forward

Bolton Council has confirmed in principle over £250m of private sector investment funding to replace the Crompton Place Shopping Centre on Victoria Square with a new state-of-the-art retail and leisure destination as the first phase of Bolton’s ambitious £1bn town centre regeneration masterplan.

The project represents a major new component of the Northern Powerhouse initiative.

Working in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the council has secured the involvement of Bolton Regeneration Limited (BRL), a private consortium led by investment and development specialist, Midia.

Development Principles

Improve connectivity

Improve connectivity – A link between two key sites to the north of the site will promote greater footfall and ease of access

Reconfigure existing buildings to make the most of assets

Reconfigure existing buildings to make the most of assets – For example, by locating restaurants in upper floors and changing façades, it could have a transformative effect allowing visitors to overlook the many events taking place at Victoria Square (Bolton’s principal public square).

Open the door to a wider range of uses

Open the door to a wider range of uses – large vacant units could be utilised for workshops, teaching spaces and leisure uses.

Site Vision

The redevelopment of Crompton Place will create exciting public realm spaces, with both enhanced retail and leisure offers, as well as new linkages to the surrounding area. Restaurant and food establishments will ensure the site is able to capitalise on the town centre strategy.

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Working with us

“This scheme is the first key step in developing an exciting vision for a refreshed and revitalised Bolton town centre and we are incredibly excited to be driving this forward. The re-purposing of Crompton Shopping Centre will enable the creation of multi-use space that improves the access and pedestrian flows within the town centre. Importantly, the revitalisation of the area will deliver real long term economic and social benefits for the people of Bolton.”

Steven Turner
Director of Bolton Regeneration Limited

Council buys Crompton Place