Cheadle Square

Overview

Cheadle Square is located within the Cultural Quarter of Bolton town centre, a significant attractor to visitors. Bolton Market has recently undergone a £4 million improvement to create a seating and meeting area for people visiting the market. The Octagon Theatre is also subject to £10 million refurbishment and the museum is due to receive significant investment in its Egyptology Collection.

Development

North Crescent - Development of an attractive address for the location of professional services and offices. Demolition of the existing police car park will integrate the rear facade of Le Mans Crescent to the new urban environment and define a unique character, reinforced by new restaurants and an upgrade of Queen Street’s public realm.

South Crescent - High end residential blocks around a new square. 50 new homes in a historic location at the heart of Bolton’s civic core.

Spring Gardens - Envisaged as a mixed use development, with a residential block above a deep plan podium. Suggested uses at ground level include community services (health centre, day centre) or cultural and educational spaces.

Market Square - The former bus station is seen as an opportunity to reinforce the image of the town’s historic fabric. A gridded structure creates a number of compact development plots, with the opportunity to locate a mix of active uses at ground level. Each block is envisaged as a residential development, with a degree of flexibility in terms of the target market (which could include student accommodation). There is the potential for parking that will service the masterplan area, connecting directly with a new market square.

Great Moor Street - A key plot due to its gateway location. Its architectural image must be of the highest quality. Potential uses include a hotel or leisure.