The scheme would be constructed on the site of the former Arpley House. Credit: Falconer Chester Hall

Go-ahead for Warrington town centre apartments 

Park Equity Invest’s 74-flat scheme on Wilson Patten Street has been granted planning consent by the council. 

Designed by Falconer Chester Hall, the four-storey development is to be constructed on land previously occupied by Arpley House, well known for its association with local employer R.A. Naylor. 

The top of the door surround on Arpley House will be retained and displayed in the communal residents’ garden. 

Park Equity Invest’s project would feature a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, 15 of which would be affordable. 

“This is a confident, contemporary rendition of apartment living that sits well with the early Victorian terraces along Wilson Patten Street,” said Jeremy Clarke, director of Park Equity Invest. 

“We’ve focused on a highly energy-efficient design to minimise energy consumption and costs and, overall, the scheme sits very well on its site. I’m looking forward to seeing it built and occupied,” he added. 

The scheme is Falconer Chester Hall’s latest in Warrington after the architect designed Bank House, a 10-storey residential development for Centre Projects Holdings. 

“It’s a lovely scheme, which reinstates the density and form of the streetscape in a very pleasing way,” added Mike Gore, the director of Falconer Chester Hall leading the project’s design and delivery. 

“The balconies and fenestration provide air and light and make good use of the southerly and south-easterly aspects of the two blocks. We’ve respected the predominantly red brick characteristic of this part of town whilst giving the building a contemporary edge.” 

Zerum is the planning consultant for the project. 


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