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Time Square development partners deliver social value

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WARRINGTON’S Time Square development manager, mixed-use regeneration specialist, Muse Developments, has joined forces with a number of partner organisations, including Warrington Wolves’ Womens Rugby team, to put back into the community they are serving with client, Warrington & Co.

Their North West team, along with Time Square contractor, Vinci Construction, have donated pallets to Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Create for Nature social enterprise, which will be turned into handmade furniture, including a number of bespoke benches that will be placed in the scheme’s public realm. A number of local apprentices have also been employed by the partnership delivering the £142m mixed-use scheme.

This is coupled with the team’s partnership with both Warrington Wolves and a patronage of the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, which has included specific funding for the foundation’s Young Trustees and Business Mentors programmes, along with their highly-successful Offload initiative, with Muse’s funding covering two full years of the programme, which is designed to support men’s mental health.

Leon Guyett, development director at Muse Developments, said: “At Muse, social value is at the very heart of what we do, as it’s not just about bricks and mortar. Through these partnerships, we want to bring real, sustainable change to the communities that we serve.”

Time Square is being delivered in partnership with Warrington & Co. on behalf of the council and Muse, which will significantly regenerate the Bridge Street quarter of the town.

Steve Park, Warrington Borough Council’s director for growth, said: “I’m delighted that these new partnerships have been formed to support our business, social enterprise and charitable sectors. It’s a fantastic example of how major schemes can give back, and make a real difference in our communities.”

Neil Kelly, foundation director at Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation, said: “Muse and the foundation’s values are a perfect match and central to our partnership. Through becoming a business patron they identified areas which have benefitted the women and girls’ teams, our disability projects and our young trustees.”

Once complete, Time Square will include a 13-screen cinema, anchored by Cineworld, which is due to open in December and The Botanist, which is also opening for business next week, alongside a number of retail and leisure facilities, a 103,000 sq ft new home for the council, a 1,160-space multi-storey car park with over 50 electric vehicle charging points, along with a new permanent home for the award-winning Warrington Market.

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