Revamp planned for Warrington’s Arpley House

Bolton-based real estate investor Park Equity Invest wants to create a 74-apartment scheme on the site of the Wilson Patten Street office building.

Arpley House would be demolished to make way for the four-storey development but part of the existing door surround would be retained and displayed in the communal residents’ garden, according to architect Falconer Chester Hall. 

The new development would make “more efficient use of the footprint” and incorporates basement car parking spaces, ground floor cycle storage and residents’ lobby, the architect added.  

A planning application has been submitted and is awaiting approval by Warrington Council.

“The aim is to deliver a confident, contemporary rendition of apartment living,” said Mike Gore, director at Falconer Chester Hall. 

“The scheme looks to knit the street scene back together and provide a visual link with the existing Georgian Terraces along Wilson Patten Street.” 

Jeremy Clarke, director of Park Equity Invests, said: “This opportunity will provide a coherent development, making full use of the site resulting in energy-efficient residential accommodation.” 

Zerum is the planning consultant for the project. 

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. 

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