Architectural practice Careyjones has been given the initial go-ahead for a £210m Church Wharf mixed-use scheme in Bolton, England.

The “gateway” development is situated on the north-eastern edge of Bolton’s town centre and will include eight housing offices, family homes, a multi-screen cinema, car parks and shops.

The plan is being backed by joint venture partners Ask Developments and Bluemantle and has been just been approved by Bolton Council.

Detailed plans, which will include a new riverside walkway alongside the River Croal, are due to be submitted early 2009.

By staff writer.