THE Pyramid Centre is set to be transformed into a 'beacon for the town's creative identity' with the creation of a new digital hub.

An 'extensive' renovation will see the Pyramid 'transformed into a centre for performance, music and digital arts'.

Earmarked to be completed by October, the refit will transform the Palmyra Square arts centre's top floor into a 'bespoke co-working space'.

Emma Hutchinson, managing director of Culture Warrington, said: "This new collaboration with Carpe Diem is a real game-changer for Warrington and help us to re-establish the Pyramid Arts Centre as a beacon for the town's digital and creative identity.

"It marks the first phase of some really ambitious plans we have to transform the Pyramid offer to one of creative arts acceleration and incubation - a place that champions the arts for all ages, giving local and international talent a platform to experiment, evolve and launch."

The digital hub has been launched in partnership with digital agency Carpe Diem, which will move into the Pyramid from its current offices at the Base.

Carpe Diem has 'doubled in size' during its time at the Dallam Lane offices.

Chief executive Bill Carr added: "We've been Warrington and proud for more than 20 years, but this move is one that excites me more than any before.

"We're absolutely delighted to be working with Culture Warrington on this project.

"We've fought for the visibility and potential of Warrington's amazing tech community, and now we can realise those aims with a dedicated destination.

"Together with Culture Warrington, we aim to make the top floor of the Pyramid a home for anyone interested in digital technology - initially as a co-working space with regular events and then as a space for support, debate and guidance for companies looking to transform through tech.

"From there, the goal is to evolve our own consultancy-led offer before launching accelerator programmes for start-up digital businesses."