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.
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.
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.