Cheadle Square is situated within Cultural Quarter, the historic heart of Bolton and is a magnet for visitors thanks to its grand civic architecture and cultural attractions. Cheadle Square will complement the area’s many assets to create a vibrant destination. Set in the centre of the town centre Cheadle Square includes the former Bus Station, and some of Bolton’s architectural gems showcasing Le Mans Crescent, Bolton Town Hall and Bolton Museum.

Progress to Date

Cheadle Square will combine high-end residential and commercial developments adding to the significant investment that has already been made to the Octagon Theatre and creation of the internationally significant Egyptology Gallery at Bolton Museum.

There are currently a number of projects planned for Cheadle Square.

Le Mans Hotel

Planning has been approved to convert the grade two listed former magistrates court into a boutique, 87-bedroom hotel and 17 serviced apartments. The hotel alone will bring around 100 new jobs to Bolton.

Towns Fund

In September 2019, Bolton was named as one of a 101 places in the UK to share in the £3.6 billion Towns Fund, which aims to ‘support towns to build prosperous future’s’. 42 places across the Northern Powerhouse are among the pioneers of new ‘Town Deals’, which aim to boost towns through improving transport, broadband connectivity and providing social and cultural infrastructure.

Bolton was successfully offered up to £22.9m of funding from the central government’s Towns Fund to help regenerate Cheadle Square. This is in addition to the £1m accelerated funding already secured for improvements to the public realm.

Projects in the planning stages include the redevelopment of Wellspring into an innovative business hub, the refurbishment of Bolton Market, further work to our library and museum and a substantial investment to public realm in Cheadle Square and Ashburner Street which will enhance the environment and create new pocket parks and other public spaces.

Read more about the Town’s Fund here.

“We are delighted to hear that the government has supported Bolton’s Town Fund bid. This money will help us realise our vision and enable us to deliver transformative projects which are a key part of our ambitious plans.”
Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Martyn Cox

Moor Lane

Developers FSG Moor Lane Developments Limited comprising of Step Places and Bolton at Home have submitted a planning application for approval to redevelop the fomer bus station site into a town centre community. The plans for the 10,600sq ft site include 208 homes on the site which is owned by Bolton Council sits partially in a conservation area, is bound by Moor Lane, Queen Street, Cheadle Square and Bolton Market. The plans were developmed following public consultaion in the summer.

The four apartment blocks will range in height from four storeys up to six storeys and contain one and two-bed flats.

The two blocks within the conservation area, which will also have commercial units at ground level, are set at four storeys to compliment the roof levels of Le Mans Crescent and the job centre located between the two proposed buildings.

The land to the west of these sites will have 44 three-storey, three-bed houses in two blocks in a rectangular arrangement around community courtyards.

The two final apartment blocks are positioned to the very west of the site on Moor Lane, these are six storeys in height.

The development will also establish a clear pedestrian link between the town hall and Le Mans Crescent with Queens Park. A decision on the planning application is due to be considered by Bolton Council in November 2021.

Find out the latest news on the development on our news page.

Le Mans as a filming location

In recent year's Le Mans Crescent and Cheadle Square have become in demand locations for filming due to its historic beauty, it has been used as a backdrop for many a TV series including Traces, Peaky Blinders, The Stranger, Coronation Street, Cobra, Cold Feet and Bancroft.

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