Construction of the £50 million Warrington town centre development has started. Planning chiefs approved the scheme to build the eight-storey block, with 362 homes, and a 796-space car park on the site, on Winwick Street and John Street, last year.
RAM Properties subsequently sold the land to High Street Residential in a £3 million deal.
Steve Park, the council’s operational director of economic growth, hailed the start of the development and told members that the apartments will deliver a ‘huge boost’ to the street scene.
He also provided an update on Time Square, the council’s flagship town centre regeneration scheme. The authority is ‘continuing to engage’ with restaurant operators, with a view to having them signed up and ready to open next year.
The project remains on track to officially open in early 2020.