It’s another very busy month and development progress heats up in Warrington.
At Omega the extension of Skyline Drive, connecting Junction 8 to Omega Boulevard is complete and will open later this year on Omega South.
On Omega North Hermes Parcelnet has acquired three acres of land next to its existing 150,000 sq ft facility, allowing it to increase its parcel handling capability to a million parcels each day. Hermes will be adding a new £7million conveyor system to the depot and will create an additional 200 jobs.
Bridge Street Quarter moves on at a pace. We have appointed a contractor to construct the temporary market hall and works are set to commence early next year. It is the area at the northern end of the site currently being cleared, behind the British Heart Foundation shop. The area at the lower end of the site, down towards where B & M bargains once stood will be converted into a temporary car park in time for Christmas and to support Christmas trade at the market.
Early in 2017 the market will move into the temporary market hall and then remain trading there until the permanent market hall is built and open in 2019.
At Stadium Quarter, the Business Incubator is being fitted out and will be formally opened in November. Next door UTC Warrington is now well on site and steelwork will appear from the ground soon.
And speaking of new starts I’d like to welcome Tori McNally, Manager at the Wood Floor Warehouse who have recently opened on the A49, I wish them every success for the future. This is another great example of inward investment; a growing Northern Ireland company that has chosen Warrington as its first UK mainland store.