A multi-storey car park is to be transformed into 116 apartments with a row of townhouses on the roof. Permission was granted this week to create the Link Building on Crown Street in Bolton town centre.
The existing multi-storey car park is located on the corner of Bow Street and Crown Street.
Plans for the new building, which includes a gym, consist of 15 one-bed apartments, 55 two-bed houses, four three-bed apartments, 23 ground-floor townhouses and 18 over-ground townhouses. the roof. Three retail units are also planned and 93 parking spaces.
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A design and access report supporting the plans says a roof extension was inspired by a similar multi-storey car park development in France.
The report states: “The architects used a traditional Bordeaux housing complex to inspire the layout of the roof extension. “We took a similar approach aiming to mimic a row of townhouses with a contemporary look.
“We incorporated a glass atrium into the design to try and achieve the same feel and look in the central part of the building.”
The Splash Academy pool is a seated tenant that occupies a section of one of the lower levels. Developers Myko Holdings Ltd said detailed proposals will be formed around this unit so that it can be successful. The design statement indicated that the converted building would be downtown friendly.
He said: “The nomination is not in a conservation area, but it overlooks Deansgate Conservation Area, St Georges Conservation Area and Church Gate Conservation Area. Therefore, the design must consider the impact that a large development may have from a conservation perspective.
“Our vision will be realized by a historic facade inspired by a cotton mill, a magnificent glass atrium combining history and modernity.”
Bolton Council approved the plans on Tuesday June 14.