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Introduction to Area

Bolton Council has taken the lead in paving the way for Church Wharf to move forward. A complex site, it currently contains largely derelict warehouse and factory buildings which are being acquired and cleared by the council. Church Wharf is also pivotal to improving accessibility in the south east of the town centre and will directly link with developments at Trinity Quarter. The masterplan vision is for riverside townhouses and apartments, offices, cafés, restaurants, a hotel and other leisure uses – all woven together by high quality open public spaces.

Development Principles

To create a neighbourhood

To create a neighbourhood based on developing three distinctive areas that blend different characteristics and uses and link with adjacent areas.

Develop apartment blocks

Develop apartment blocks with an emphasis on iconic design and internal courtyards that provide high quality communal space for residents.

Utilise the River Croal

Utilise the River Croal by developing a waterfront setting characterised by high quality public realm and including a mix of new housing, cafés, restaurants and other leisure uses.

Site Vision

This residential-led development includes the options for both leisure and office space, hotel accommodation and smaller retail options.

Working with us

‘What has been encouraging in the last 12 months is Bolton as a town centre is showing signs of resurgence. You have the investment in Market Place Shopping Centre, which really is a great job, and the interchange and the offices and linkages between that area and Church Wharf. With all those things coming together we can see how something could now be done with Church Wharf’

Mark Caldwell,
Chief Executive, Bluemantle Group