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The scheme is designed by Tim Groom Architects

Iliad scales back Wireworks plans 

Dan Whelan

The developer has reduced the height of its 550-home mixed-use Warrington scheme from 25 storeys to 12 after the council raised concerns about its scale. 

Designed by Tim Groom Architects, the project, on a three-acre site off Winwick Street in the town’s Stadium Quarter, was considered by Warrington Council’s planning committee in August but deferred. 

Those plans, put forward by Demetrius, a vehicle of Iliad, proposed four blocks comprising 550 apartments, with a 25-storey tower on the corner of Winwick Street and Tanners Lane. 

A 160-bedroom hotel and 30,000 sq ft of commercial space also formed part of the plans. 

However, the developer has now scaled back its proposals, reducing the overall height of the scheme while maintaining the number of apartments. 


The 25-storey tower has been scaled back to 12 storeys

Block breakdown 

Block A – 12 storeys, 345 apartments and 12,000 sq ft of commercial space 

Block B – 10 storeys, 175 apartments, 160 hotel rooms and 5,000 sq ft of commercial space 

Block C – six storeys, 30 apartments 

Block D – six storeys and 15,000 sq ft of offices 

The site, bounded by Winwick Street, Tanners Lane and Dallam Lane, is mostly used as surface parking, with some light industrial use and has been earmarked for redevelopment by Iliad since 2005 when the developer first proposed Wireworks. 

Layer.studio is the landscape architect and Zerum is the planning consultant. 

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It looks great, I hope it gets built.

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