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Omega bosses 'happy' with Town plans
1:00pm Monday 18th February 2013 in News
THE team running the Omega development say they are ‘happy’ with Warrington Town’s proposals to build a new stadium on the land.
The ambitious non-league side is looking to open a 5,000 to 6,000 seater stadium close to junction eight.
At comes at a boom time for the former RAF Burtonwood site with Brake Brothers distribution to open by the end of the summer.
Andrew Sutherland, joint Managing Director of Miller Developments and a partner of Omega Warrington Ltd (OWL), said: “The council, HCA and ourselves would be happy to consider its incorporation in the masterplan subject to receiving a viable business plan from the club.
“The main focus for this major site is the growth agenda and the securing of jobs for the people of the north west, whether via permanent or construction-led opportunities.
“The partnership has been working hard to achieve this and we have seen a quantum leap in demand from occupiers over the last few months meaning hundreds of jobs can be delivered in the next couple of years.”
Clr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council said: “Warrington FC is well regarded in the town and is a great asset not just in sporting terms but also for its support of the local community.
“We look forward to seeing a viable business plan for the stadium in order that we can consider whether it can be incorporated into the masterplan for Omega.”
Richard Sutton, chief executive at Warrington Town, said he was encouraged by the support from Miller.
He added: “We are being given an opportunity that could be the catalyst to create a fantastic football legacy within a destination venue with extended community facilities and services.
“The onus is now on myself, and the club to come back to the table with a robust business plan that can fit into the overall master plan for the Omega site."