A NINE-STOREY luxury apartment block with a roof-top garden could be built in Warrington town centre.

Developer City Centre Projects has revealed images which show the first ‘city standard’ residential development in the town.

A planning application has been submitted for the nine-storey luxury apartment block on Mersey Street – and it promises the town’s first roof garden.

The £15 million scheme, designed by the Manchester studio of architects Falconer Chester Hall, will deliver 80 apartments if approved and will include a host of luxury features and materials it says are more usually associated with schemes in larger cities.

As well as its roof-top garden, the development will include design features such as brushed anodized aluminium cladding, bronze aluminium windows and perforated panels, giving it a highly contemporary look.

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Geoff Underhill, company solicitor and spokesperson for City Centre Projects, said: “We know Warrington can support this level of specification.

"It’s designed to match the quality of the regeneration going on around it."

At nine storeys it will be the tallest residential block in Warrington, with the aim to match the scale and massing of the new buildings being developed around it.

Mike Gore, a director at Falconer Chester Hall, added: "The proposed scale isn’t just efficient and appropriate, it’s a statement of Warrington’s ambition.

“We’ve designed it to be in line with the ambitions outlined in the council’s recent town centre masterplan.”

The predominantly brick-clad building will also include two ground floor commercial units and four car parking spaces, with negotiations underway with Warrington Borough Council to lease 85 spaces at Time Square Car Park.

The scheme is expected to be heard early spring-time.