WARRINGTON Borough Council's leader has expressed his pride with the authority's £107 million town centre regeneration project as work continues to progress.

A huge gap was left in the heart of the town as the multi-storey market car park, on Academy Way, was reduced to rubble in July.

Plans are in for further demolition to pave the way for new buildings as discussions with leading firms, who could arrive to the town centre in the future, continue.

After completion in 2019, council leader Cllr Terry O'Neill believes the regeneration will no doubt deliver a major economic boost to Warrington.

He said: "People can see things happening. It is alright having plans and ideas but it is truly about delivering them.

"We are delivering and residents can see we are working hard to promote the town to make it more successful.

"I am passionate about completing the new city concept. The main aspect of all of this is to have assets in the town, which we can grow, to then retain the money we get to spend in Warrington.

"It will help with development in Warrington. Residents will also benefit from money spent on infrastructure in Warrington."