With the summer months upon us many will be taking time out for a hard earned rest, however this is not the case when it comes to the regeneration work underway in Warrington. Work is now at fever pitch on the Warrington University Technical College in the Stadium Quarter which is due to open in September; and staff, students and governors are all eagerly anticipating the first day of this state-of-the-art facility in the town centre.
Staying with the Stadium Quarter, activity at The Base is also hotting-up with new tenants taking office space in this purpose-built facility – more announcements will be made next month, so watch this space.
Hats off to Golden Square who are really making the most of the Old Fish Market, with new restaurants, expansion plans and a visible increase in vibrancy and footfall. All adding to the family friendly offer that Warrington’s town centre is in much need of – and is clearly delivering. And speaking of the town centre, the Time Square development is really motoring now, with the temporary market steelwork construction flying up and very visible in the town centre, and becoming something of a talking point amongst shoppers and workers alike. It is providing an early indication of the sheer scale of this development, something that will truly transform the town centre.
In July we will see the demolition of the market multi-storey car park on Academy Way, and Warrington & Co. are pleased to be working with Warrington’s Civic Society in preserving the original opening stone as a heritage piece for future use. The construction of the new 1,100 space multi-storey car park will start later this year with the local company I&H Brown.
Over at Omega the 250,000 sq ft manufacturing unit being built for Plastic Omnium, who manufacture automotive parts, is now operational and a new speculatively built unit is also being built. The extension of Skyline Drive which will connect Junction 8 of the M62 across to Omega Boulevard by the Royal Mail building is also now complete.