- Bolton Regeneration Limited (BRL), the private consortium led by investment and development specialist Midia, has released details and an image of the ‘Trinity Gateway’ scheme.
A £45 million town centre development could see a 230 ft 20-storey high tower built alongside a new 500 space multi-storey car park and a 30,000 sq ft office block.
The buildings would be situated on land at the junction of Trinity Street and Bradshawgate, next to Bolton’s bus and rail Interchange.
Trinity Gateway is part of Bolton Council’s £1bn masterplan for transform the town centre, and BRL is working with Bolton Council to regenerate the site.
The centrepiece of the project is the 20-storey residential building featuring 150 one and two-bedroom apartments, aimed at young professionals, commuters and growing families that want to remain in the town centre.
The plans also include a new office scheme designed to appeal to existing organisations based in Bolton, as well as attracting new businesses to the area.
Given its location next to the railway station and the adjacent multi-storey car park, which will be linked to the station footbridge, and its connectivity to the local transport network, the scheme will be highly accessible and commuter-friendly.
A spokesperson for the consortium said: "This is a landmark mixed-use project of the highest quality and design, which will be the first in a series of transformational schemes for Bolton, reflecting the council’s ambitions to regenerate the town centre.
“The project will have local employment, training and apprenticeships at its core, as will all future developments delivered by the consortium.
“The project has attracted significant institutional funding, which will filter into further projects which we anticipate will also involve facilitating the expansion plans of the University of Bolton."
Deputy Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Ebrahim Adia, welcomed the proposals. He said: “Bolton is booming and attracting significant investor interest. This is a bold new vision of what could be the future for a key gateway into Bolton.
“The designs for the residential tower are striking and will change the landscape of Bolton town centre. It has been designed to offer something different, using brownfield land for housing, which is our priority.
“And the scale reflects demand due to population, wage growth, and the growing attraction of Bolton’s location in the city region.
“Creating a modern car park will cater for commuters using the interchange. It fits in with our vision of delivering a more integrated transport hub making it easier for residents to switch from one mode of transport to another.
“There is also demand for good quality office accommodation from businesses who have plans to move to Bolton and create jobs.
“The image will be a talking point, and these are early designs. The developers will also hold a full and thorough consultation on the final plans for the area, as part of the planning application process.
“Trinity Gateway shows that developers have confidence in Bolton and demonstrates the commitment that investors are prepared to make. It is a key site in the council’s billion-pound town centre masterplan and we are really pleased to be working with BRL on plans for the area.”
BRL expects to submit a planning application this Spring.