This first part of a 25-year strategic masterplan for the town centre and waterfront area will help the Council realise its ambitious plans for the regeneration of Bridge Street and Time Square.
The first phase comprises a new 25,500 sq ft retail shell which will become the temporary home for Warrington’s award-winning market whilst a permanent market hall is being constructed. The temporary market shell will then be converted for retail use. Construction of this first phase is now under way.
Planning permission for a multi-storey car park, offering space for around 1,200 vehicles across eight-levels, has been secured.
The overall scheme will provide 40,000 sq ft of retail, 92,000 sq ft of leisure (including a cinema and seven family restaurants), a 42,000 sq ft indoor market hall, a 100,000 sq ft Council office building, the car park and a new public square.
The project includes remediation of much of the town's industrial heritage.
Time Square is located in the heart of the town centre, close to the transport interchange and railway stations.
Relocation of the existing markets into a new purpose-built facility is expected to encourage growth amongst new and existing independent traders.