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.

Adding to its collection of projects, Peel Land & Property Group has also called upon Artez’s interior expertise at Lowry Shopping Mall in Salford Quays, where it will refurbish a number of units within the shopping centre – including a new structural glass shop front for Costa Coffee.

Steve added: “Having completed the new Alchemist bar and restaurant at Media City UK last year, we’ve formed great relationships with property owners in and around Salford Quays who have recognised the Artez hallmark in the area. We look forward to expanding our refurbishment work across Manchester and continuing the positive reputation we’ve developed here.”

Additional projects include work at the Cheshire Oaks Retail Park to create a unique space for a Haute Dolci restaurant and two office renovations in Liverpool. Artez is working closely with Falconer Chester Hall Architects to transform the internal space at its head office and is undertaking a full refurbishment of the third floor of Yorkshire House on Tithebarn Street for its client Millfield Estates.


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