By Stephen Fitzsimons – Investment & Growth
Economic regeneration may be focused on the future, however it’s also important to remember the past when considering how to improve a town or city.
This is especially topical as we welcome back Warrington’s famous gates to their pride of place in front of the town hall. They were a gift to the Borough in 1895, however they were feeling their age and urgently needed some TLC.
I’m sure you’ll agree they look fantastic and will now watch over the town for generations to come.
Returning to the present, it was really encouraging this month to read about Warrington in several national studies. Management Today listed us as one of the best UK locations in which to do business and Broadband Choices as a good place to be seeking employment.
Looking around the Borough it’s easy to see why this is. Recently refurbished office space at the Engine Room (Birchwood) and Outset are attracting local businesspeople whilst the Opus Diem digital hub at the Pyramid now supports several new start-ups. Innovation is a part of Warrington’s DNA and it’s really important to identify and develop the next Martin Dawes, Greenhalls or Total Steel.
The Council have just received the keys to the leisure component of Time Square, meaning that new tenants such as Cineworld and the Botanist can start fitting out their exciting new operations.
Elsewhere in the town centre, it is encouraging to see Golden Square welcoming Superbowl UK and Wilko to the former BHS building. Many other shopping centres in the UK are struggling to adapt to changing retail trends, however our flagship destination is bucking the trend and hosts one of the best performing Primarks in the whole of the UK.
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Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing some sunshine ..