Long-term partnership: Bolton Council

Clear Futures and Bolton Council have been working in partnership since 2019 to boost the town centre’s role as a key player in the Greater Manchester economy. This is coupled with a wider aspiration to attract more high-growth companies that will create the additional jobs, knowledge, skills and technology needed to compete in a global economy.  

At the outset of the partnership, Clear Futures and Bolton Council developed a strategic asset management plan that has underpinned long-term property decisions that support front line service delivery. Clear Futures has supported Bolton Council to secure around £75m of grant funding for regeneration and sustainability projects.  

Project management support has seen numerous refurbishment, construction and decarbonisation works completed along with social value activities that address specific local needs and create long term benefit.  

Strategic support

Strategic partnering to deliver value locally

Clear Futures gave strategic support to Bolton Council, reviewing assets and FM services, and ensuring the supply chain was procured locally to deliver more value to the borough.

Driving social value

Boosting Bolton’s levelling up ambitions

Working in strategic partnership, Clear Futures brought the additional capabilities Bolton Council needed to secure £22m of Levelling Up funding and deliver schemes that underpin the town’s regeneration ambitions.

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A group of people involved in the extension and refurbishment of Bolton Market pose infront of the completed project


High school energy refurbishment

268 t CO₂e carbon savings | £38,000 operational savings | £1.4m funding secured

Our strategic partnership with Bolton Council provides quick access to expertise in energy retrofits, through which they have made significant reductions to carbon emissions and energy bills at Ladybridge High School.

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Fast procurement for decarbonisation at Ladybridge High School in Bolton

Regeneration project delivery

Creating a town centre innovation hub

Transforming a prominent derelict building

Clear Futures is breathing fresh life into a large vacant and disused 1980s Bolton town centre building –  converting the seven-storey structure into a mixed-use environment, offering retail, commercial and event space in the heart of Bolton Town Centre.

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Computer graphic of Wellsprings building

Increasing town centre footfall

Bolton Market extension and partial refurbishment

Creating a new food hall for independent traders provides a space where people can meet and socialise in the evenings, which previously was not an option, improves the area for local people. The ultimate aim is to increase both the number of visitors and the amount of time they spend there. Designed to bring the community together.

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Bolton Market after completion of extension and refurbishement

Delivering improved outcomes for the town

Bolton Library refurbishment

A £4.4m restoration and refurbishment has provided new creative and cultural spaces that modernise and adapt the building to meet changing user requirements and serve the wider needs of the community.

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Transforming adult care

The Jubilee Centre is a new state-of-the-art day centre

Clear Futures worked in partnership with Bolton Cares Ltd and Bolton Council to deliver the project. It replaces outdated facilities, providing vital support and improving opportunities for adults with learning disabilities across the town.

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Completed construction of The Jubilee Centre adult care facility in Bolton

Supply chain development and management

Working in partnership with Bolton Council, we support local businesses by sharing our supply chain opportunities with Business Bolton, the council’s business engagement and navigation team. Our long-term partnership is focused on achieving economic prosperity for local individuals and businesses. Sign up to their newsletter to keep up to date with opportunities Business Bolton (list-manage.com)

If you have any enquiries, please get in touch: businessbolton@bolton.gov.uk / 01204 336222

Long-term, local social impact

£9m of social value 2019-2022

In the first four years of our long-term strategic partnership, Clear Futures and Bolton Council delivered £9m worth of social value in the borough, ranging from local employment, to developing SMEs and giving education and skills opportunities to young people.

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Net zero strategies for local government

£500k of social value from Bolton Library project

With its reopening in January 2024, the transformation Bolton Central Library marked £500k in social value delivered. Clear Futures and Tier 1 Supply Chain partner Robertson were committed to creating a meaningful and lasting legacy through community wealth building on this project as well as throughout our long-term partnership with Bolton Council.

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Delivering disability facilities with integral social value

Watch to see how our Tier 1 Supply Chain partner delivered social value alongside the construction of this facility. And how the Clear Futures partnership is delivering wider improvements across Bolton, with local social value an integral part of every project.

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Aerial photo of the construction of The Jubilee Centre adult care facility in Bolton

Community Neighbourhood Project to benefit residents

116 hours of volunteering over 5 days

Read more to find out how Tier 1 Supply Chain parnter Robertson Construction refurbished a community centre with a new kitchen and youth space.

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Clear Futures Community Neighbourhood Project