New Northern Powerhouse Rail hub and major new mixed use scheme
The area known as Warrington Bank Quay has historically been a strategically important location for heavy industrial uses due to its access to the river Mersey and rail interchange at Bank Quay.
In 2021 it was announced that HS2 would travel through Bank Quay on the former Fiddlers Ferry freight line, linking Liverpool, Warrington to Manchester and Crewe. As part of the Phase 2b works currently going through Parliament for Royal Assent, passive connection has been allowed for at Bank Quay and Manchester Airport for a potential future high speed connection.
Through the design of the station interchange and hub masterplan, HS2 will play a vital role, along with key local stakeholders in creating a new growth area around the high-speed rail station.
The huge growth plans around the site, being led by Warrington & Co, will support 10,000 jobs, 3,000+ new homes, 190,000 sq m of commercial floor space and bring back into use circa 40 hectares of obsolete brownfield land. At 112 hectares, the opportunity is considered one of the largest development opportunities on the high speed network outside of London.
Locally, and regionally, this is considered a significant project in terms of driving growth within the town centre.
The project team is interested in talking to ambitious institutional funds who wish to invest in mixed use and residential led sites within Warrington primarily for Built to Rent.