Construction Partnership UK (CPUK) has started work on the first phase of the £107m Bridge Street Regeneration Project in Warrington, UK.
The North West based building group secured the contract for phase one from Warrington Borough Council last year. Muse Developments will serve as the project’s development manager.
The first phase of the project, expected to be completed in early 2017, will include the construction of a new 25,500 sq ft structural retail shell and its mezzanine floor. This will serve as the temporary market hall.
Warrington’s existing market will move into this temporary venue in early 2017 during the demolition of the old market building and construction of the new permanent £10m market hall.
The new market hall is anticipated to open in 2019, following which the temporary venue will be transformed for future retail use.
The project, expected to be completed in 2019, will create up to 400 construction jobs and 400 new permanent jobs in the leisure, retail and restaurant sectors.
CPUK managing director Steve Burke said: “The Bridge Street Regeneration Project is an ambitious investment project and the construction phase will bring welcome employment opportunities for some of the local population and construction related businesses.
“As a company based in the North West, CPUK is proud to be working on what is such an important project for Warrington.”