Published: 20th Mar 2019

Bolton’s Central Street car park is set to be transformed into the town’s first build-to-rent urban village as part of Bolton council’s £1.2bn town centre masterplan. The £27.5m development, proposed by the build-to-rent developer Placefirst, will see a mix of around 200 houses and apartments designed around a network of pedestrian streets, courtyards and resident gardens. Alongside its residential space, Placefirst’s proposals for Central Street include up to 15,000 sq.ft of Grade A office space, and several commercial units along Deansgate, Bolton’s main thoroughfare. David Smith-Milne, managing director of Placefirst, said: ‘Bolton Council has set out an ambitious vision for the town centre and we are excited to be working with such a forward-thinking local authority. ‘We have developed our plans for Central Street with the wider town centre framework in mind and are confident our proposals will reflect that ambition.’ Placefirst intends to submit the planning application for the … (To read the full article, subscribe below)