Contracts signed on Time Square and Mersey deal

Contracts signed on Time Square and Mersey deal

Contracts signed on Time Square and Mersey deal

Contracts signed on Time Square and Mersey deal

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A CONTRACT to rebuild Bridge Street and Time Square in Warrington has been agreed at the Town Hall.

The executive board met on Monday to agree a scheme which will see a new Market, cinema, leisure facilities, shops and cafes built.

The council has teamed up with Muse for the work, and an as yet unnamed developer.

Meanwhile at the same meeting, the council teamed up with Langtree in a joint venture partnership to look at developing a big area around Bridge Foot, including the approaches from Wilderspool Causeway, Chester Road and Knutsford Road.

This scheme will provide new homes, offices, shops, alongside the recently refurbished  St James' Business Centre. There are also plans to create riverside promenades in a number of areas including Wilderspool Causeway, Wharf Industrial Estate and Marshall Gardens.

Leader of the council Terry O’Neill said: “We are delighted to announce that Langtree will be joining us on our regeneration journey and we look forward to delivering these innovative projects with both Langtree and Muse as our partners.

“These schemes form the foundations of the bright future we are building for the people of Warrington.

“They are a key part of our overall plans and are set to be economic drivers for the town injecting much needed investment and delivering a wide range of facilities for residents.

“The council wants to give the town centre a new heart and focus and we feel these plans will make it a more attractive place for residents to live and work in and boost everyone’s pride in the whole town.”

John Downes, group chief executive for Langtree said: "Langtree has committed a significant amount of investment in Warrington over the past two years as we believe that the town is very well placed to grow its economic base.

"We are pleased to become the council’s partner for the exciting Southern Gateway initiative as it builds upon our recent investment in St. James Business Centre.

“The area is a prominent gateway to the town and a partnership approach to investment in the area is the key to maximising its potential."

Regional development director for Muse Mike Horner added: "Our agreement marks the start of what we're sure will prove to be a successful partnership, delivering a wide range of benefits for businesses, residents and visitors alike."

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11:15am Tue 22 Jan 13

moleogod says...

just makes sure there are public toilets.
just makes sure there are public toilets. moleogod
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11:46am Tue 22 Jan 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

I hope that they take a look at the traffic system for this area before any extensive redevelopment so that a much better road system can be incorporated before final plans are agreed. I have no doubt that there will be some public consultation some day soon. Looks like there will be some traffic disruption in this area for a few years to come.
I hope that they take a look at the traffic system for this area before any extensive redevelopment so that a much better road system can be incorporated before final plans are agreed. I have no doubt that there will be some public consultation some day soon. Looks like there will be some traffic disruption in this area for a few years to come. SAC_in_Warrington
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12:12pm Tue 22 Jan 13

gerrumonside says...

a Pipe dream...............


never going to happen, this Town loves its derelict land too much........

I'm sure we all remember the winwick st "wireworks" development and its proposed ....."cinema, leisure facilities, shops and cafes"....????

sounds familiar doesnt it....... ??

wireworks was apprroved in 2007 yet the aplication to run the car park on the derelict land was extended two years ago to run till 2015.

they have just "agreed a scheme" and will "look at" developing Bridge Foot.

and going on council timescales I doubt we will see any new cinemas shops and cafes in the next decade....
a Pipe dream............... never going to happen, this Town loves its derelict land too much........ I'm sure we all remember the winwick st "wireworks" development and its proposed ....."cinema, leisure facilities, shops and cafes"....???? sounds familiar doesnt it....... ?? wireworks was apprroved in 2007 yet the aplication to run the car park on the derelict land was extended two years ago to run till 2015. they have just "agreed a scheme" and will "look at" developing Bridge Foot. and going on council timescales I doubt we will see any new cinemas shops and cafes in the next decade.... gerrumonside
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12:15pm Tue 22 Jan 13

SAC_in_Warrington says...

gerrumonside wrote:
a Pipe dream...............



never going to happen, this Town loves its derelict land too much........

I'm sure we all remember the winwick st "wireworks" development and its proposed ....."cinema, leisure facilities, shops and cafes"....????

sounds familiar doesnt it....... ??

wireworks was apprroved in 2007 yet the aplication to run the car park on the derelict land was extended two years ago to run till 2015.

they have just "agreed a scheme" and will "look at" developing Bridge Foot.

and going on council timescales I doubt we will see any new cinemas shops and cafes in the next decade....
It is a bit like Russian Roulette!
[quote][p][bold]gerrumonside[/bold] wrote: a Pipe dream............... never going to happen, this Town loves its derelict land too much........ I'm sure we all remember the winwick st "wireworks" development and its proposed ....."cinema, leisure facilities, shops and cafes"....???? sounds familiar doesnt it....... ?? wireworks was apprroved in 2007 yet the aplication to run the car park on the derelict land was extended two years ago to run till 2015. they have just "agreed a scheme" and will "look at" developing Bridge Foot. and going on council timescales I doubt we will see any new cinemas shops and cafes in the next decade....[/p][/quote]It is a bit like Russian Roulette! SAC_in_Warrington
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12:25pm Tue 22 Jan 13

old-codger says...

moleogod says...
11:15am Tue 22 Jan 13

just makes sure there are public toilets.”...


Free toilets not 20p a pee,

The one in town has been closed for refurbishment for the last two months and work still not started,
moleogod says... 11:15am Tue 22 Jan 13 just makes sure there are public toilets.”... Free toilets not 20p a pee, The one in town has been closed for refurbishment for the last two months and work still not started, old-codger
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12:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

mattlister says...

I really hope it goes ahead as those parts of town need it.

But in addition to Wireworks not going ahead, across the road on Winwick Street there's also an abandoned development. Next to The Bowling Green Hotel (now closed) has had overgrown trees for years instead of making use of the land, further down Old Liverpool Road is further empty land.

Church Street next to the Marquis as well. Probably many more that I can't think of at the moment too.
I really hope it goes ahead as those parts of town need it. But in addition to Wireworks not going ahead, across the road on Winwick Street there's also an abandoned development. Next to The Bowling Green Hotel (now closed) has had overgrown trees for years instead of making use of the land, further down Old Liverpool Road is further empty land. Church Street next to the Marquis as well. Probably many more that I can't think of at the moment too. mattlister
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1:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Apage1 says...

This all looks great.

So where are we?

We know what went wrong in the past...We know how good it's going to be in the future...

What's happening about the present?

Should we just write Bridge Street off for now and come back when it looks all Buck Rogersey?

Or how about we accept that this area no longer represents valuable real-estate and do something radical, right now,to redress the situation.

Afterall..We're not here for a long time, we are here for a good time!
This all looks great. So where are we? We know what went wrong in the past...We know how good it's going to be in the future... What's happening about the present? Should we just write Bridge Street off for now and come back when it looks all Buck Rogersey? Or how about we accept that this area no longer represents valuable real-estate and do something radical, right now,to redress the situation. Afterall..We're not here for a long time, we are here for a good time! Apage1
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3:11pm Tue 22 Jan 13

MikeJT says...

As the contract has been signed (per headline but not per actual detail of the story where it has only been agreed ..BIG difference) you would assume that this development WILL go ahead. The penalty clauses for such a development being scrapped would be fairly hefty.

For it to work there needs to be other changes. Nobody will go into the town on a Sunday night for a drink and a film if there are no buses to get home afterwards.
As the contract has been signed (per headline but not per actual detail of the story where it has only been agreed ..BIG difference) you would assume that this development WILL go ahead. The penalty clauses for such a development being scrapped would be fairly hefty. For it to work there needs to be other changes. Nobody will go into the town on a Sunday night for a drink and a film if there are no buses to get home afterwards. MikeJT
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4:50pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Nick Tessla says...

old-codger wrote:
moleogod says... 11:15am Tue 22 Jan 13 just makes sure there are public toilets.”... Free toilets not 20p a pee, The one in town has been closed for refurbishment for the last two months and work still not started,
Russ abbot sketch from the 80s

Two teddy boys talking


"I've just been to Paris"


"Oh yeah - what's that like"


"They've got these shelters on the street where you can have a p *** "

"So you can urinate, in the street?"


"Yeah - not as good as ours though - ours have got phones in them"
[quote][p][bold]old-codger[/bold] wrote: moleogod says... 11:15am Tue 22 Jan 13 just makes sure there are public toilets.”... Free toilets not 20p a pee, The one in town has been closed for refurbishment for the last two months and work still not started,[/p][/quote]Russ abbot sketch from the 80s Two teddy boys talking "I've just been to Paris" "Oh yeah - what's that like" "They've got these shelters on the street where you can have a p *** " "So you can urinate, in the street?" "Yeah - not as good as ours though - ours have got phones in them" Nick Tessla
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6:14pm Tue 22 Jan 13

old-codger says...

Lol, Very good Nick, When I first heard that one it was Amsterdam but Paris will do.

Public toilets en mass in any other town than this one. Still, We can wait and see what plans are lined up for this development.
Lol, Very good Nick, When I first heard that one it was Amsterdam but Paris will do. Public toilets en mass in any other town than this one. Still, We can wait and see what plans are lined up for this development. old-codger
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6:45pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Apage1 says...

This conversation is like deja vu all over again...

Weren't some of us here in December following a letter to the WG?

It's amazing that 3 weeks later, it's all been sorted.

Probably just an amazing coincidence but...I haven't felt this manipulated since I slipped a disc back in 2003.

;)
This conversation is like deja vu all over again... Weren't some of us here in December following a letter to the WG? It's amazing that 3 weeks later, it's all been sorted. Probably just an amazing coincidence but...I haven't felt this manipulated since I slipped a disc back in 2003. ;) Apage1
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11:30pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Mikeywire says...

A cinema in the town centre and a few more decent restaurants are just whats needed..Hope it happens..
A cinema in the town centre and a few more decent restaurants are just whats needed..Hope it happens.. Mikeywire
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