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Warrington town centre's £107m revamp approved

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

A £107m development to transform Warrington town centre has been granted planning permission.

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 began last year.

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 caption The council has previously described the area around the old market as "a bit tired"

Councillors unanimously approved planning applications for the scheme at a meeting on Wednesday.

Under the proposals, the current market will be demolished and moved to a temporary site in Time Square.

The temporary market and a multi-storey car park already have planning permission.

A council report said the proposals will "make Warrington town centre more attractive for shoppers and visitors alike".

Image caption The scheme will be built on a temporary car park in Warrington town centre

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