A virtual fly-through video has been created showing how Warrington’s temporary market hall will look when traders move in early in 2017.
The fly-through can be viewed on YouTube at this link https://youtu.be/jvj6VY2je4g
The temporary market hall will be the first element of the Bridge Street Quarter regeneration scheme to be built on the site of what is currently Time Square.
The market will move into its temporary location in January 2017 during the period when the current market hall is being demolished and whilst a new, permanent £10 million market hall is being constructed. In 2019 the market will move into its new market hall, which incorporates the historic and magnificent facade of the former Boots building as its new entrance on to Bridge Street.
Protecting the vibrancy of trade at the market is a primary concern as the market is a key anchor element in the Bridge Street Quarter project and therefore great care has been taken with the design of the temporary market hall and Warrington Borough Council has worked closely with the market traders in its design and layout. The flythrough is a visualisation which is based to scale on the actual architect’s drawings. The finer detail has yet to be agreed but this gives an indication of how the overall design will look.
Works are already on site to clear the eastern side of Time Square with hoardings being erected and ground works ongoing. Demolition of the site will start in earnest next month.
The Bridge Street Quarter Regeneration project is being delivered by Warrington & Co., on behalf of Warrington Borough Council with development partner Muse Developments and will provide a new market hall, a multiplex cinema, a number of family friendly restaurants, a new council office building and will create a new public square.
Deputy Leader of Warrington Borough Council, Councillor Mike Hannon said
‘In 2017 the move to the temporary market hall will mark an exciting new chapter in the 760 year history of the market as this video shows.
Warrington Market is and always has been at the heart of this town. Maintaining and building its energy, bustle and importance as a shopping destination is key to the regeneration of Warrington town centre. I would call on everyone – businesses, residents and everyone who works in the town to support our local traders and shop there. It’s got a fabulous mix of businesses. It really has got the lot. If you haven’t been for a while take another look because you are missing out!’
Steve Pickering, Markets Manager said
‘This is an exciting step in the history of Warrington Market. The temporary market will have a high level of fit out and be a ‘new’ home for two years. The input, enthusiasm and support of the traders in these plans has been invaluable. This is a major step in securing Warrington market’s future and maintain the markets position as one of the best – and arguably the best – in the UK’
John Cross of John Cross & Sons at Warrington Market said,
‘We have traded as butchers at Warrington Market for over 90 years and are really looking forward to this investment. These are exciting times. The council has worked with us to draw up the plans for the temporary market and will be working with us on the designs for the new Market Hall’
For further information contact Mitch Poole, Warrington Borough Council 01925 442243 or 07919 541056