Last building demolished to make way for new Bolton interchange

Last building demolished to make way for new Bolton interchange

Demolition of the last building on Newport Street to make way for the new transport interchange. Pictures by Terry Hutchinson.

Only rubble is left at the junction of Great Moor Street and Newport Street

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BOLTON’S new transport interchange has moved a step nearer, as the last building earmarked for demolition has now been knocked down.

Builders worked from 11pm until 5am, between Monday and Tuesday, to reduce the old Cash Store, on the corner of Newport Street and Great Moor Street, to rubble.

Cranes and diggers continue to work on the site, which will be the new home of the £48 million bus station.

It will link to the existing train station via an enclosed pedestrian footbridge.

A spokesman for Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said the official date for the start of work on the new building has not yet been announced, but they hope the project will be finished by 2015.

Properties in Newport Street, Great Moor Street and Johnson Street have been demolished to make way for a new bus interchange.

During the demolition period, temporary fencing has been put up along the roads, with the closure of the footpath linking Johnson Street and Newport Street.

Cllr David Chadwick, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: “We are very fortunate that TfGM and its partners have footed the bill for this fabulous development.

“We are going in the right direction now and we are coming to the end of the demolition period.”

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2:18pm Wed 22 Jan 14

pecky2k says...

Cracking pics BN, where did you get them from??
Think you should have given credit to the person who took them......
Cracking pics BN, where did you get them from?? Think you should have given credit to the person who took them...... pecky2k
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2:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

rostron says...

RIP Bolton, was lovely knowing the old buildings, full of architecture, not glass, steel, & terrible design !
Think credit should be given in paper to the man who stayed up taking the photos, his name should have been in today !!!!!
RIP Bolton, was lovely knowing the old buildings, full of architecture, not glass, steel, & terrible design ! Think credit should be given in paper to the man who stayed up taking the photos, his name should have been in today !!!!! rostron
  • Score: 9

3:08pm Wed 22 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

While I hate most new architecture, and the horrendous shops inside the Market Hall are a class example of utter c r a p, I must say the skyline is much improved, considering those dilapidated uncared for buildings that have been demolished.

Well, I suppose we shall have to wait and see what this 'impressive' new bus station looks like 'in the flesh', so to speak.
While I hate most new architecture, and the horrendous shops inside the Market Hall are a class example of utter c r a p, I must say the skyline is much improved, considering those dilapidated uncared for buildings that have been demolished. Well, I suppose we shall have to wait and see what this 'impressive' new bus station looks like 'in the flesh', so to speak. wsw69
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3:15pm Wed 22 Jan 14

stereo_world says...

I'm guessing it was a BN photographer, hence the lack of credit. Although looking at Pecky2k's comment, I bet it's him.

I definitely want to see more of these images though.
I'm guessing it was a BN photographer, hence the lack of credit. Although looking at Pecky2k's comment, I bet it's him. I definitely want to see more of these images though. stereo_world
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Boltonresident2012 says...

rostron wrote:
RIP Bolton, was lovely knowing the old buildings, full of architecture, not glass, steel, & terrible design !
Think credit should be given in paper to the man who stayed up taking the photos, his name should have been in today !!!!!
or woman ....
[quote][p][bold]rostron[/bold] wrote: RIP Bolton, was lovely knowing the old buildings, full of architecture, not glass, steel, & terrible design ! Think credit should be given in paper to the man who stayed up taking the photos, his name should have been in today !!!!![/p][/quote]or woman .... Boltonresident2012
  • Score: 2

6:39pm Wed 22 Jan 14

underwater says...

Can we now see the demolition of all the buildings along Bradshawgate, they are a dirty disgusting mess and need getting rid of .
Can we now see the demolition of all the buildings along Bradshawgate, they are a dirty disgusting mess and need getting rid of . underwater
  • Score: 2

6:44pm Wed 22 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

BN: Can you stop calling the new Bolton Interchange!

It isn't!!!!

The current Interchange is not being moved or demolished and will still be there when the new BOLTON BUS STATION opens!!!!

The Current Interchange is the Rail station concourse, the black-cab taxi rank and the bus station which holds 6 bus bays and has places for about 150 bikes via the platforms!!!! A true interchange.

The new bus station will link the current (and continuing to exist Bolton Interchange) with a covered bridge - therefore it is only a bus station that is being built!!! Also the new BUS STATION will only have buses and bikes whilst the current thus not a true interchange at all!!!
BN: Can you stop calling the new Bolton Interchange! It isn't!!!! The current Interchange is not being moved or demolished and will still be there when the new BOLTON BUS STATION opens!!!! The Current Interchange is the Rail station concourse, the black-cab taxi rank and the bus station which holds 6 bus bays and has places for about 150 bikes via the platforms!!!! A true interchange. The new bus station will link the current (and continuing to exist Bolton Interchange) with a covered bridge - therefore it is only a bus station that is being built!!! Also the new BUS STATION will only have buses and bikes whilst the current thus not a true interchange at all!!! BWFC71
  • Score: 1

12:40am Thu 23 Jan 14

mr.mark.c says...

BWFC71 wrote:
BN: Can you stop calling the new Bolton Interchange!

It isn't!!!!

The current Interchange is not being moved or demolished and will still be there when the new BOLTON BUS STATION opens!!!!

The Current Interchange is the Rail station concourse, the black-cab taxi rank and the bus station which holds 6 bus bays and has places for about 150 bikes via the platforms!!!! A true interchange.

The new bus station will link the current (and continuing to exist Bolton Interchange) with a covered bridge - therefore it is only a bus station that is being built!!! Also the new BUS STATION will only have buses and bikes whilst the current thus not a true interchange at all!!!
Picky picky my bus spotting friend, folks will be able to walk in the peeing down rain under cover. IMO Interchange, or do you have a set distance ?
[quote][p][bold]BWFC71[/bold] wrote: BN: Can you stop calling the new Bolton Interchange! It isn't!!!! The current Interchange is not being moved or demolished and will still be there when the new BOLTON BUS STATION opens!!!! The Current Interchange is the Rail station concourse, the black-cab taxi rank and the bus station which holds 6 bus bays and has places for about 150 bikes via the platforms!!!! A true interchange. The new bus station will link the current (and continuing to exist Bolton Interchange) with a covered bridge - therefore it is only a bus station that is being built!!! Also the new BUS STATION will only have buses and bikes whilst the current thus not a true interchange at all!!![/p][/quote]Picky picky my bus spotting friend, folks will be able to walk in the peeing down rain under cover. IMO Interchange, or do you have a set distance ? mr.mark.c
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12:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

Interchange is ONE building with no bridges - for a perfect example of what an Interchange is meant to be - look at Bury Interchange and look at Bolton Interchange (the one that is already built and being used - as it was built in the 1980 and remodelled in the 2000's)
Interchange is ONE building with no bridges - for a perfect example of what an Interchange is meant to be - look at Bury Interchange and look at Bolton Interchange (the one that is already built and being used - as it was built in the 1980 and remodelled in the 2000's) The Righteous One
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11:03am Fri 24 Jan 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Anybody know what use is going to be made of the Moor Lane site once the new bus STATION is opened?
Anybody know what use is going to be made of the Moor Lane site once the new bus STATION is opened? FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 0

11:15am Fri 24 Jan 14

m.nealon says...

What would Mrs Shannon think? Mrs Shannon was the owner of Shannons in the 1940/1950s (could be longer) Shannons was like a little department store selling all kinds of household fabrics and clothing was a very popular store in its day. I think it came yo and end when Mrs Shannon passed away. Reporting on the buildings demolition it would have been nice if Shannons had been remembered showing what the store used to be like instead of highlighting its current use as a money lending shop which sadly is not historical.
What would Mrs Shannon think? Mrs Shannon was the owner of Shannons in the 1940/1950s (could be longer) Shannons was like a little department store selling all kinds of household fabrics and clothing was a very popular store in its day. I think it came yo and end when Mrs Shannon passed away. Reporting on the buildings demolition it would have been nice if Shannons had been remembered showing what the store used to be like instead of highlighting its current use as a money lending shop which sadly is not historical. m.nealon
  • Score: 2

11:20am Fri 24 Jan 14

stereo_world says...

m.nealon wrote:
What would Mrs Shannon think? Mrs Shannon was the owner of Shannons in the 1940/1950s (could be longer) Shannons was like a little department store selling all kinds of household fabrics and clothing was a very popular store in its day. I think it came yo and end when Mrs Shannon passed away. Reporting on the buildings demolition it would have been nice if Shannons had been remembered showing what the store used to be like instead of highlighting its current use as a money lending shop which sadly is not historical.
I agree with you M Nealon, that's a very good idea.

While I only knew as that area of Bolton to be a cesspit, those are some very old buildings, rich with history, that have been wiped from Bolton's landscape. I'd like to see an article on the history of tenants in that area.

It'd be the most respectful thing to do and I'm sure there's quite a lot to write about.
[quote][p][bold]m.nealon[/bold] wrote: What would Mrs Shannon think? Mrs Shannon was the owner of Shannons in the 1940/1950s (could be longer) Shannons was like a little department store selling all kinds of household fabrics and clothing was a very popular store in its day. I think it came yo and end when Mrs Shannon passed away. Reporting on the buildings demolition it would have been nice if Shannons had been remembered showing what the store used to be like instead of highlighting its current use as a money lending shop which sadly is not historical.[/p][/quote]I agree with you M Nealon, that's a very good idea. While I only knew as that area of Bolton to be a cesspit, those are some very old buildings, rich with history, that have been wiped from Bolton's landscape. I'd like to see an article on the history of tenants in that area. It'd be the most respectful thing to do and I'm sure there's quite a lot to write about. stereo_world
  • Score: 0

12:47pm Fri 24 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
Anybody know what use is going to be made of the Moor Lane site once the new bus STATION is opened?
The land is too small for it to be turned into a supermarket as there would be not enough room for both store and carpark.

Therefore I presume the TfGM will be selling the land for office/retail/"housi
ng" developments - Bolton Council won't get a penny as its the TfGM that owns the land!
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: Anybody know what use is going to be made of the Moor Lane site once the new bus STATION is opened?[/p][/quote]The land is too small for it to be turned into a supermarket as there would be not enough room for both store and carpark. Therefore I presume the TfGM will be selling the land for office/retail/"housi ng" developments - Bolton Council won't get a penny as its the TfGM that owns the land! The Righteous One
  • Score: 0

10:50pm Sat 25 Jan 14

pecky2k says...

And several days later BN still not given recognition to the "real" photographer........
shame on you!!
And several days later BN still not given recognition to the "real" photographer........ shame on you!! pecky2k
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