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Former Bolton Magistrates’ Court could be turned into boutique hotel with jury out on new plan

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A new high-end boutique hotel could be created in the former Bolton Magistrates’ Court, if a new plan gets the green light from council officers.

A proposal has been submitted by Beechlane Investments to convert the historic building into a 87-bedroom hotel and serviced apartments, to be operated by Hospitality Associates on behalf of an ‘internationally famous hotel brand’.

It is hoped that 100 new jobs will be created under the proposals for the four-storey building.

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Speaking to Manchester Evening News, Kevin Haygarth, co-founder of Hospitality Associates, said: “The building displays all of the grandeur you would want from a hotel operator’s perspective. We are determined to bring in a hotel brand which reflects that splendour and quality.

“We are close to agreeing an operating brand which is contemporary without being stuffy and will have significant appeal to attract people from a wide catchment area.

“We believe this development will turn many heads and the hotel will become a destination in its own right.”

Should the plans be approved, work to transform the building could begin next year.

Beechlane Investments is also behind the multi-million pound Trinity Gateway development on the outskirts of the town centre.

Bolton Magistrates Court held its first session in 1934 and the building closed in 2017.

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