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Bolton-based boutique construction specialist Artez has bolstered its interiors portfolio with a string of new leisure and office projects across the North West.

Strengthening its partnership with developer Moorgarth, Artez has unveiled plans for further regeneration at Bolton’s Market Place shopping centre. It is currently extending the space within the Victorian vaults in preparation for new restaurant tenants, which will join the existing Prezzo, Nando’s and Baltic Cellar.

The contractor is also restoring the old Victorian toilets in a bid to preserve key historical elements at the site.

Steve Knight, director at Artez, said: “The aim of Artez Interiors is to transform bare space into inspiring destinations to work, shop and play. We’ve truly put our stamp on The Market Place, delivering high quality units to welcome new tenants to our home town.

“The Market Place, and Bolton as a whole, is becoming a hotspot for national retailers and restaurant brands to set up new branches, so it’s an exciting time to be working in the borough. We’re proud to be a part of the improvements happening in the town centre.”

After acquiring the historic Market Place in Bolton in December 2013, Moorgarth enlisted Artez to assist in delivering a complex refurbishment of the entire building. The regeneration project has included the overhaul of units housing independent and national retailers, including Topshop, Clarks and Costa Coffee, and the opening of The Vaults – a brand new dining and leisure venue in the basement of the shopping centre.

Artez’s relationship with Moorgarth extends to the South, where it’s recreating store units at Broad Street Mall in Reading for new tenants. The extensive scope includes complex installation of staircases, lifts and escalators at a 15,000 sq ft store.


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