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Bolton/Beijing Construction Link Up Yields 113K SF Office Scheme

New plans for Bolton's Victoria Square.

A 113K SF office scheme is being proposed for Bolton as some of the town’s flagship office schemes show signs of stalling.

Newly revealed images of the Victoria Square scheme show 113K SF of offices along with residential and a hotel as part of a 688K SF redevelopment of what is today the Crompton Place shopping mall.

The development will link Bradshawgate with Victoria Square, and is being promoted by a partnership between Beijing Construction & Engineering Group International and regeneration specialists Midia Group. The architect is Champan Taylor.

Bolton Council bought the 280K SF precinct for £14.8M in summer 2018 after a deal with Santander Pension Fund.

Bolton Victoria Square, dominated by the town hall.

The move comes as progress on the long-awaited Church Wharf office scheme attracts criticism from some Labour members of Bolton council.

Muse Development’s plans for 130K SF of offices along with residential at the Church Wharf site were approved by planners in April.

The new office plan coincides with Bolton council’s ambition to create a “digital city” with the aim of attracting interactive technologies and new digital businesses.