New dawn on the horizon for Crompton Place
Centre team speaks of bright future for the shopping centre
With Crompton Place now with its new owner, Bolton Council, the shopping centre team is looking forward to working together on its transformation into a standout retail and leisure destination.
Paula Wood, centre manager at Crompton Place, said the sale of the shopping centre signalled the beginning of a new dawn for Bolton’s high street, which over the last few years has shouldered the impact of the retail downturn.
“The response to the regeneration of key areas of Bolton town centre has been hugely positive,” said Paula. “It’s no secret that it has been a difficult time for the retail world for a while now, so it’s with great pleasure that we can grab this incredible opportunity to play a key part in the change of our town centre with both hands.
“The multi-billion-pound investment will create an exciting hub of retailers, restaurants and services at Crompton Place and beyond, which will bring people back to high street and deliver the kind of shopping, dining and leisure experience that locals desire and most certainly deserve.
“We also have a fantastic community of entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses that will also reap the benefits of a new-look town. It’s so important for Bolton to show how proud it is of its rich diversity and demonstrate the significant contribution it makes to the UK economy,” Paula continued. “A spectacular stage is being built for us to do this and we are very much looking forward to collaborating with Bolton Council.
“This has been a long time coming and we can see endless possibilities for the growth of the Crompton Place. We’re thrilled that the heartbeat of Bolton will be getting stronger over the coming months and years and we look forward to sharing more news as progress develops.”
Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Linda Thomas, added: “The purchase of Crompton Place is fundamental to support the regeneration and transformation of our town centre. It is at the heart of our town’s civic and retail core and this deal means we now have control of a major strategic site that is critical to delivering our Town Centre Masterplan.
“There will be no changes in the day-to-day operation and running of the shopping centre in the immediate future, to ensure it continues to operate smoothly for tenants and shoppers,” said Linda. “We will now be focusing on ways to regenerate the area for the long-term benefit of the town centre and our residents across the borough.”