Bolton is leading the way and continued confidence over recent years has delivered over £1bn of investment from the public and private sectors. We have strong partnerships, a clear vision, and a determination to deliver development and regeneration on a large scale for the benefit of our town. There are major wider regeneration projects taking place across this diverse borough designed to accommodate future growth and add to the long list of global companies already located in Bolton. We’re on the lookout for investors and businesses who want to help us develop our vision for Bolton.
Logistics North is the biggest development of its kind in the North of England and is a distribution hub for major international companies including Amazon, MBDA, Aldi, Lidl and Whistl. Launched in 2013, it has a dedicated M61 junction and takes in an incredible four million sq ft of employment space across 100 hectares. It’s now nearing capacity and Bolton Council, which developed the site with Harworth Estates, is working on plans for a similar site close by.
Rivington Chase is an exciting new development that will create a brand new neighbourhood on a 74-hectare former industrial site along the M61 corridor. Bolton Council, Homes England and developer Bluemantle Group are working on plans to create 1,700 homes, employment space and local amenities. Cycle and pedestrian routes will link Rivington Chase to nearby Middlebrook – the biggest leisure and retail centre in Europe. Work on the first schemes will get under way this year.
Major regeneration plans are in place for the historic estate of Hulton Park. Peel Land and Property wants to transform the park into a global ‘mega event’ destination with a view to hosting the Ryder Cup in 2026. But that’s just one aspect. Wider plans include 1,000 new homes, a hotel and conference centre on the site of the former Hulton Hall, a primary school, health facilities, new infrastructure and a new and improved Hulton Trail designed to make it more accessible to local people. The project also involves restoring the estate’s historical features, including the lost lakes, woodland and walled gardens.
Newport Street is a vital link between the new transport interchange and the town centre. Between 2015 and 2017, a £3m regeneration project funded by Bolton Council transformed it to create a seamless, high quality pedestrian boulevard that complements the wider regeneration across the Trinity Quarter intervention area and connects it with the rest of the town. New shop frontages, improved lighting, trees and public realm have created a modern and welcoming gateway.