The proposals include demolishing 195,000 sq ft of existing buildings. Credit: via planning documents

Warrington tips major town centre regen for approval 

The local council is poised to grant outline planning approval for 900 homes, 215,000 sq ft of commercial space and a hotel off Scotland Road at a meeting of its development committee next week. 

Warrington Council, through its regeneration arm Warrington & Co, is working together with developer Altered Space on the scheme. 

The proposals include demolishing 195,000 sq ft of existing buildings to make room for the mixed-use development. 

The 6.6-acre site is currently occupied by part of the Cockhedge Shopping Centre, a bingo hall, a surface car park and New Town House. 

Many of the units within the shopping centre are vacant and the complex has suffered major losses in the shape of TK Maxx and Wilkos in recent years. 

The vision for the site is to create “a thriving residential quarter in the heart of Warrington”, according to a design code for the scheme draw up by planning consultant Lichfields. 

Up to 900 apartments are proposed and will be stretched over multiple blocks, each linked by public realm. The tallest of the blocks would be 12 storeys. 

Like Architects is leading on the scheme’s design. The development team also includes Park Hood Landscape Architects, SK Transport, JPM Acoustics, E3P, and Delta Simons. 

Elsewhere in the North West, Altered Space is leading the £70m redevelopment of Stanley Square shopping centre in Sale. 

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this is not what warrington needs it needs houes not flats what happons to people will families most of the flats in greenings court have no lifts so would these have lifts/ I hope you are not Knocking down THE OLD BANK /

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