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Warrington town centre £107m revamp work begins

Warrington town centre regeneration plan Image copyright Warrington Borough Council
Image caption Plans for the Bridge Street Quarter include a new council office, restaurants and a multiplex cinema

Work has started on a £107m construction project to transform Warrington town centre.

The Bridge Street Quarter includes plans for a new market hall, a 2,000-seat multiplex cinema, a new council office and a public square.

Demolition of buildings in the Cheshire town's Time Square is under way.

Warrington Borough Council said work on the scheme, by Muse Developments, is due to be completed in 2019. The development aims to create 400 jobs.

Image copyright Matt Harrop
Image caption Time Square has been closed off for the demolition of buildings

Andy Farrell, director of regeneration at Warrington Borough Council, said: "We needed to renew Warrington town centre. The town itself is doing very well, but parts of the town centre are a bit tired.

"We had the Golden Square [extension] a few years ago, and now this is the next phase of the regeneration."

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