Bolton moves forward with regeneration as Crompton Place secures planning permission

​Earlier today, planning permission was granted for the £250m replacement of Crompton Place Shopping Centre. This exciting development will be a mixed-use masterplan-led redevelopment. Crompton Place is in the heart of Bolton town centre and part of our commitment to regeneration Bolton for the future.

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. When work starts on the redevelopment, businesses will need to relocate and it is important to the council that we work hard to keep them in the town centre.”

The development will compliment its surroundings and importantly it will help reunite Bradshawgate with Victoria Square, as well as improving the access and pedestrian flows within the town centre. It will also act as a formal backdrop to the town hall, completing the high-quality set-piece of the square and featuring a colonnade which shelters artisan cafés and restaurants.