Bevan Mews

Progress on Warrington Southern Gateway

Wire Regeneration, the joint venture between Langtree and Warrington Council, has submitted a planning application for 160 homes on the former site of the Warrington Wolves stadium, marking the first phase of the Southern Gateway scheme.

Warrington Wolves Rugby League FC’s former Wilderspool home closed in 2003, and was demolished in 2014.

The £25m plans will see the delivery of 160 homes and will be named Bevan Mews, after Brian Bevan, Warrington’s Australian winger who scored a world record 796 tries in a career spanning 22 years.

Neal Biddle, group development director at Langtree, said: “We are setting the tone for our wider ambitions to create a fitting gateway to the town centre. And, of course, we want to honour the standards Brian Bevan himself set, which are yet to be equalled.”

Biddle said that ward councillors and local residents have been informed of the proposals and that he hopes the scheme will secure planning permission early in 2019. Work would start shortly afterwards.

The architects are Spawforths, based in Wakefield.

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