Town to get its first roof garden in £15m residential development

City Centre Projects is seeking planning consent for the nine-storey town centre project that will offer 80 apartments. Tony McDonough reports

Mersey Street
A £15m Warrington residential proposed by City Centre Projects


Developer City Centre Projects has submitted a planning application for a £15m residential project in Warrington – including what would be the town centre’s first roof garden.

Located in Mersey Street, the nine-story apartment block has been designed by architects Falconer Chester Hall and will comprise 80 apartments and will include design features such as brushed anodized aluminium cladding, bronze aluminium windows and perforated panels.

The predominantly brick-clad building will also include two ground floor commercial units and four car parking spaces, with negotiations underway with the local authority to lease 85 spaces at its neighbouring multi-storey car park. The scheme is expected to be heard early spring-time. Zerum is acting as planning consultant.

“We know Warrington can support this level of specification,” said Geoff Underhill, company solicitor and spokesperson for City Centre Projects. “It’s designed to match the quality of the regeneration going on around it.”

When completed it will be the tallest residential block in Warrington, with the aim to match the scale and massing of the new buildings being developed around it such as the £140m Bridge Street mixed-use project to the rear, says Mike Gore, a director at Falconer Chester Hall.

He added: “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.”

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