Plans by developer Carpenter Investments to build 189 apartments on the former AJ Beer timber yard on Station Road in Warrington will go before planning committee later this week with a recommendation to approve.
The 4.3-acre site sits off Station Road by the Manchester Ship Canal and is currently vacant, having formerly housed a timber yard. Warrington Council’s Local Plan has identified the site for residential development and it is currently classed as brownfield.
The developer is looking to build three apartment blocks housing 189 flats in total. These are split between 39 one-beds, 138 two-beds, and 12 three-beds, all available for private rent with 63 apartments in each block. There is also space for 232 cars on site.
Designed by L7 Architects, the rectangular blocks are clad in brick with a number of balconies; each of the blocks reaches five storeys.
The scheme has been recommended for approval when Warrington’s development management committee meets later this week. This is subject to a Section 106 agreement which includes a £145,700 contribution towards health provision; a £45,000 playing pitch contribution; and a £142,720 non-pitch sports contribution.
The developer will also be required to make 20% of the homes on site affordable; this equates to 38 properties for affordable rent.
Warrington’s development management committee is due to discuss the proposals on Wednesday 12 December.
If approved, the apartments will be the latest in a growing number of private-rented developments coming forward in Warrington.
Earlier this month, a land sale by Ram Properties was completed to allow a 362-home scheme to come forward at the town’s Stadium Quarter. Designed by Triangle Architects for developer High Street Residential, this features one and two-bed apartments as well as an 800-space multi-storey car park. However, unlike Carpenter Investments’ proposals, this does not include any affordable homes.