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Developments

Introduction to Area

With a new £50m transport interchange already open, complete with an eye-catching 100-metre skylink bridge, Trinity Quarter is the most advanced of Bolton’s five intervention areas. The opening of Bolton Central, a £6.5m five-storey Grade A office development, sums up rising confidence in the town and epitomises the proactive approach taken by the council and its partners. The vision is to introduce a mix of residential, office and other development, including a multi-storey car park, hotel and restaurants and retail over a series of carefully planned phases. Trinity Quarter will be a unique destination, anchored by a series of interlinked squares that each has a distinct purpose – from a hub for the business community to a focal point for commuters and visitors.

Development Principles

Integrate

Integrate the historic urban grid of Merchant’s Quarter with the future commercial hub of Trinity Quarter.

Establish pedestrian links

Establish pedestrian links with neighbouring areas to improve accessibility to and from the town centre.

Divide Trinity Quarter into three sub-areas

Divide Trinity Quarter into three sub-areas each with its own design criteria and development drivers: commercial, mixed use and residential.

Site Vision

Developed over five-phases, Trinity Quarter will create both accessible and unique commercial spaces (including the upcycling of existing character buildings where possible), with a new hotel and parking, alongside a mix of residential housing and community and social spaces, in order to appeal to a wide range of residents (as well as complementing existing communities). The ultimate redevelopment of Trinity Quarter’s core will link all areas together via a new bridge and central public square designed to showcase the district’s old and modern architecture.

Working with us

‘I think the interchange is really one of the best examples out there of how a council is using transport to pivot regeneration and transform the town. This is about rebuilding town centres and making sure they have connectivity to allow them to succeed in their own right. It helps define its place and is helping to re-centre and re-position the town.’

Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive,
Transport for Greater Manchester