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The scheme would feature 80 homes and ground floor retail

Warrington resi block revealed

Chloé Vaughan

Developer City Centre projects has unveiled CGIs of its £15m apartment block on Mersey Street, after submitting a planning application in December.

If the nine-storey scheme is approved, it would become one of Warrington town centre’s tallest residential scheme. The tallest existing scheme in the whole of Warrington borough is a 12-storey council block called Peninsular House in Orford, North Warrington.

Another scheme, designed by Tim Groom Architects and yet to be taken forward, proposed a 17-storey residential block with 550 apartments, a hotel and 30,000 sq ft of offices. The Wireworks proposals were based on plans put forward 15 years ago by Iliad and then-partner Modus.

The Mersey Street scheme has been designed by Falconer Chester Hall, and aims to deliver 80 apartments and what the developer believes is Warrington’s first roof garden.

The building would also house two ground floor commercial units and four car parking spaces, with negotiations underway with the local authority to lease an additional 85 spaces at its neighbouring multi-storey car park. Design features of the block include aluminium cladding, bronze aluminium windows and perforated panels.

The scheme is expected to be considered by the council’s planning committee in early spring.

Geoff Underhill, company solicitor and spokesperson for City Centre Projects, said: “We know Warrington can support this level of specification. It’s designed to match the quality of the regeneration going on around it,” referencing the £140m Bridge Street mixed-use project to the rear of the development.

Mike Gore, director at Falconer Chester Hall, said: “At nine storeys it would be the tallest residential block in Warrington, and aim to match the scale and massing of the new buildings being developed around it.

“The proposed scale isn’t just efficient and appropriate, it’s a statement of Warrington’s ambition. We’ve designed it to be in line with the ambitions outlined in the council’s recent town centre masterplan.”

Zerum is the planning consultant on the scheme.

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That’s what Warrington needs. That stretch of Mersey Street is the pitts. All of that crap to the left of the site, including the job centre building, now needs dropping and nice new office space needs developing. This route is a key gateway into the town centre!!!!!

By Disgruntled Warringtonian

Not quite… The development currently under construction at the Academy Street is a 9 storey resi block with roof gardens! Another welcomed addition to Warrington

By Ben Robinson

Good to see residential near Warrington centre, but what about streetscape and placemaking? It looks like a desert.

By Peter Black

Do developers really think that residents want to walk to & from a multi storey car park every time they want to get to their car? Making the bottom two floors parking for the development would surely make it far more attractive to potential buyers.

By Jon H

Too many flats being built they are not apartments posh word for flats. No extra roads being built takes ages to get to work on the bus I cannot drive!!

By Kathy crossland

Looks amazing just what’s needed in the town centre
We need more people living in the town centre to bring a more lively and vibrant feel to the town.

By David Bancroft

Instead of building new for apartments why no refurbish the buildings that already exist in and around the town centre

By Dennis