Styles&Wood has been appointed to deliver a retail fit-out project by Warrington Borough Council as part of its three-year £107 million Bridge Street Regeneration initiative, in partnership with Muse Developments.
The £2.8m contract will see the group complete the fit-out of a 25,500 sq ft market in Warrington’s Time Square, creating space for around 55 retail units for the town’s local businesses.
The space will be used as temporary retail accommodation while the town’s market hall is redeveloped as part of the wider regeneration. In addition to creating the internal layout, Styles&Wood will also deliver mechanical and electrical works, provide furnishings, fittings and equipment, and complete final finishes. The six-month long project is set to be completed in Summer 2017 with the market opening on 29th August.
Once the regeneration of the hall on Bridge Street is finished in 2019, the temporary market will then be converted into a permanent retail space for the town.
Paul Lonsdale, Operations Director at Styles&Wood said:
“The refurbishment of Warrington’s market is a key part of the town’s regeneration initiative and offering this new accommodation will be vital in supporting local businesses when the wider works are ongoing. In addition, the fit-out has been designed to allow for the space to be adapted in the future to suit more permanent needs once the regeneration is complete.”
Andy Farrall, executive director for economic regeneration at Warrington Borough Council, said:
“Warrington is forging ahead in its regeneration programme – with Time Square at the vanguard of its city centre ambition. The fit-out of the temporary home for the market is representative of the quality of the project. We are delighted to have Styles & Wood on board to undertake this work.”