Placefirst recently announced plans in Bolton. Placefirst received an important region in Bolton for € 31.8 million.

Placefirst announced the vision of turning the 31.8m-euro region into the town’s first-purpose, multi-generation BTR town. The project, which consists of four blocks, will include pedestrian priority streets, courtyards, roof terraces and built-in gardens.

The project will include programs designed to appeal to young people and the elderly. The project will include family town houses, small apartments and one and two bedroom apartments. The facility is planned to be built in 200 houses.

The project will be designed by the MCAU architects, which will be a network of the historical fabric of the Bolton center and a network of people-friendly streets, squares and courtyards.

David Smith-Milne, managing director of Placefirst, commented:”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. Having cut our teeth delivering complex refurbishment projects in regeneration areas, Bolton represents an important new milestone for Placefirst as our first major town centre new-build BTR community. This project will show that town centre, urban living isn’t just for young people living in boring apartments. Through good design and excellent placemaking, schemes such as this will appeal to families, downsizers and the elderly, living together in a genuinely multi-generational community. As a build-to-rent developer and landlord, Placefirst put the end-user at the forefront of our designs, ensuring we deliver great homes complimented by attractive amenity spaces that bring communities together. Central Street embraces this thinking through the creation of a new residential neighbourhood characterised by human scale urban design and an engaging public realm strategy.”

Deputy leader of Bolton Council and portfolio holder for regeneration, Cllr Ebrahim Adia, said: “The council’s €115.6m (£100m) fund has triggered significant developer and investor confidence in Bolton, and it’s great to see another exciting residential scheme coming forward for our town centre masterplan. It would see an area of land that is rundown and in need of redevelopment completely transformed, with our first build to rent neighbourhood. We are delighted to be working with Placefirst on this regeneration opportunity, and the scheme will provide high-quality housing on a brownfield site.”


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