£21.7m town centre revamp work starts

Work to transform Winsford town centre with a £21.7m revamp has begun.

Cheshire West and Chester Council’s redevelopment scheme involves the demolition of some existing buildings and the construction of new and improved spaces for B&M and Costa Coffee, along with a new 168-space car park alongside improvement to walking, cycling access and cycle storage.

New open public spaces are being created for pop-ups, events and visiting attractions.

Kier construction workers are erecting hoardings and beginning work on the project. Construction is due to be complete by the end of 2024.

Cllr Nathan Pardoe, cabinet member for inclusive economy, regeneration and digital transformation, said: “I’m delighted that work has started on the Council’s exciting plans for the regeneration of Winsford town centre. The project is vital to delivering on the aspirations of the people of Winsford and will help to drive the local economy in the town centre.

“Opportunities for new and existing businesses, and fantastic green open spaces for events or just enjoying a coffee, will make the town a great place to visit for local people. It’ll become a destination for families and will offer more than retail.

“As with any town centre construction project, there will be changes for visitors and businesses. The Dene Drive car park will have to be closed while work takes place and there may be some changes to walking routes around the town, but I appreciate residents being patient while the work takes place to provide a bright and exciting future for Winsford.”

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