The £250M scheme will see the replacement of the Crompton Place shopping centre which is at the centre of Bolton Council’s £1.5bn plans for the town.

The scheme is a key step forward in delivering an exciting vision for a refreshed and revitalised Bolton town centre and includes a complementary mix of uses in line with the current agenda for tackling struggling town centres.

Designed by Chapman Taylor, the proposal for the mixed-use scheme includes a 110-bedroom hotel, 150 homes, 10,500sq m of office space and a mixed-use retail, leisure, dining and events space which is dubbed as “Bolton Works”.

Bolton Council’s Deputy Leader Cllr Martyn Cox says: “These plans will create a destination which combine town centre living, retail and leisure in a top-quality environment. It means new homes, new jobs, and new businesses coming to Bolton. As the high street continues to face challenges, particularly from the coronavirus pandemic, this is a really significant development.”