Green light for Warrington Bridge Street Quarter
The regeneration of Warrington town centre has taken a significant step forward after planning approval was granted for the £52 million Bridge Street Quarter project, which Muse Developments is delivering in partnership with Warrington & Co and Warrington Borough Council.
When completed in 2019, the scheme will provide 25,000 sq ft of retail, a 60,000 sq ft of leisure (including cinema and restaurants), 30,000 sq ft indoor market hall, 65,000 sq ft Council office building, a refurbished 400 space multi-storey car park and new public square. Site works are scheduled to commence early in the New Year.
The new market hall will incorporate the magnificent, Grade 2 listed former Boots building façade on Bridge Street as one of its entrances. The scheme will be delivered in two phases in order to minimise disruption for market traders and allow the market to remain open throughout construction.
Councillor Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council said: “This is a momentous decision for Warrington and the future of our town centre. Warrington town centre is on the cusp of a renaissance which will bring its vitality back to its former glory. This is an historic moment.”
David Burkinshaw, development director at Muse Developments, added: “This is great news and means we can press on with delivering this important scheme for Warrington. The new Bridge Street Quarter will transform the town centre, providing fantastic new leisure opportunities, offices and a modern new home for the much-loved market, which will attract visitors from across the region.”