VOTE: New plans for Bridge Street take another step forward

New plans for Bridge Street take another step forward

New plans for Bridge Street take another step forward

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PLANS for the £52 million rebuilding of Bridge Street have taken another step forward.

Warrington Borough Council has announced a new series of public consultations next month and says it expects a planning application to be submitted in August.

Work to buy property and land in Time Square and the Market continues - with a number of bore holes currently being dug in the former B&M unit.

The new look development promises shopping, restaurants, cinema, new civic offices and market hall.

Now residents and businesses can formally give their thoughts on the scheme.

Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “This project is moving forward now at a considerable pace.

“When we revealed our plans last October we had an overwhelmingly positive response and this pre-planning consultation is another chance for the public, businesses and stakeholders to discuss view and comment upon the scheme.

“We are excited about the prospect of a planning application being submitted in August and a start on site looming closer.”

The public exhibition will be held over two days:

  •  June 13 between 2pm and 8pm at the Former Glitz Building, 54 Bank Street, Time Square
  •  June 14 between 9am and 2pm at Warrington Market.

Council chiefs say the first building work could start as early as January.

As revealed in the Warrington Guardian in October, the market will be rehomed in two stages.

Firstly, a new retail unit will be built on the site of Time Square and serve as a two-year provisional home for the market.

The current market hall will then be demolished and the new market hall to built behind the listed façade of the former Boots building on Bridge Street.

Matt Crompton, joint managing director of Muse Developments - development partner, said: “Working closely with Warrington Borough Council we are pleased there is activity occurring on a number of fronts.”

Comments may be submitted online at warrington.gov.uk/bridgestreet.

It runs from June 13 to 27.

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10:13am Thu 29 May 14

vindeballs says...

Do you think we need to be spending £52 million on the town centre when internet shopping is on the increase ? If you do go ahead with it... just make sure it's a building that our grandsons & daughters would be proud of ....not some tin can of a supermarket !
Do you think we need to be spending £52 million on the town centre when internet shopping is on the increase ? If you do go ahead with it... just make sure it's a building that our grandsons & daughters would be proud of ....not some tin can of a supermarket ! vindeballs
  • Score: 14

5:14pm Thu 29 May 14

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Let's hope WBC enforce local suppliers and contractors to be used as part of the agreement ! Just like other councils have done in Blackburn and Liverpool. Basically meaning that warrington postcoded businesses get the chance of supply and build.. Un like other jobs like Halliwell jones stadium being given to contractors from Scotland and other areas . Come WBC do the right thing with this development .. We have enough local skills and suppliers to pull this off.
Let's hope WBC enforce local suppliers and contractors to be used as part of the agreement ! Just like other councils have done in Blackburn and Liverpool. Basically meaning that warrington postcoded businesses get the chance of supply and build.. Un like other jobs like Halliwell jones stadium being given to contractors from Scotland and other areas . Come WBC do the right thing with this development .. We have enough local skills and suppliers to pull this off. Daz@SankeyviaOrford
  • Score: 19

8:30pm Thu 29 May 14

MikeJT says...

Cinema followed by a drink has one major flaw................
..........no public transport to get home (especially on a Sunday!)
Cinema followed by a drink has one major flaw................ ..........no public transport to get home (especially on a Sunday!) MikeJT
  • Score: 11

12:46am Fri 30 May 14

Says it how I see it says...

It would be nice to see one of the oldest part of the town centre to get busy again. It's always a real shame visiting the bank on bridge street & realising that the town looks dead. Something needs to happen with Warrington market, it seems to be dying off as well. It's a real shame because that's another big historic part of our town. So to me this can only be a good thing for the town & local business. Let Golden Square have it's corporate companies & let the traders grow again in a new & better market.

Jamie Gardner
It would be nice to see one of the oldest part of the town centre to get busy again. It's always a real shame visiting the bank on bridge street & realising that the town looks dead. Something needs to happen with Warrington market, it seems to be dying off as well. It's a real shame because that's another big historic part of our town. So to me this can only be a good thing for the town & local business. Let Golden Square have it's corporate companies & let the traders grow again in a new & better market. Jamie Gardner Says it how I see it
  • Score: 5

11:58am Fri 30 May 14

stockybeat says...

Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
Let's hope WBC enforce local suppliers and contractors to be used as part of the agreement ! Just like other councils have done in Blackburn and Liverpool. Basically meaning that warrington postcoded businesses get the chance of supply and build.. Un like other jobs like Halliwell jones stadium being given to contractors from Scotland and other areas . Come WBC do the right thing with this development .. We have enough local skills and suppliers to pull this off.
Well said Daz. This would be the most logical answer to boosting our local economy. However Warrington Borough Council have a dopey history of weirdly sourcing skills from outside the town and ignoring offers from local and independent business, even when the quotes are considerably better???
[quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: Let's hope WBC enforce local suppliers and contractors to be used as part of the agreement ! Just like other councils have done in Blackburn and Liverpool. Basically meaning that warrington postcoded businesses get the chance of supply and build.. Un like other jobs like Halliwell jones stadium being given to contractors from Scotland and other areas . Come WBC do the right thing with this development .. We have enough local skills and suppliers to pull this off.[/p][/quote]Well said Daz. This would be the most logical answer to boosting our local economy. However Warrington Borough Council have a dopey history of weirdly sourcing skills from outside the town and ignoring offers from local and independent business, even when the quotes are considerably better??? stockybeat
  • Score: 7

4:25pm Mon 2 Jun 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

stockybeat wrote:
Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
Let's hope WBC enforce local suppliers and contractors to be used as part of the agreement ! Just like other councils have done in Blackburn and Liverpool. Basically meaning that warrington postcoded businesses get the chance of supply and build.. Un like other jobs like Halliwell jones stadium being given to contractors from Scotland and other areas . Come WBC do the right thing with this development .. We have enough local skills and suppliers to pull this off.
Well said Daz. This would be the most logical answer to boosting our local economy. However Warrington Borough Council have a dopey history of weirdly sourcing skills from outside the town and ignoring offers from local and independent business, even when the quotes are considerably better???
The Scotch, food, and fancy hotels taste much nicer when you don't have to pay for them while discussing multi million pound contracts with large contractors!!? There is a reason why all councillors look like telly tubbies.
[quote][p][bold]stockybeat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: Let's hope WBC enforce local suppliers and contractors to be used as part of the agreement ! Just like other councils have done in Blackburn and Liverpool. Basically meaning that warrington postcoded businesses get the chance of supply and build.. Un like other jobs like Halliwell jones stadium being given to contractors from Scotland and other areas . Come WBC do the right thing with this development .. We have enough local skills and suppliers to pull this off.[/p][/quote]Well said Daz. This would be the most logical answer to boosting our local economy. However Warrington Borough Council have a dopey history of weirdly sourcing skills from outside the town and ignoring offers from local and independent business, even when the quotes are considerably better???[/p][/quote]The Scotch, food, and fancy hotels taste much nicer when you don't have to pay for them while discussing multi million pound contracts with large contractors!!? There is a reason why all councillors look like telly tubbies. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 2

5:04pm Tue 3 Jun 14

tarasmum says...

I hope we don't lose Hancock & Wood ....
I hope we don't lose Hancock & Wood .... tarasmum
  • Score: 2

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