More details of Northwich's Barons Quay scheme

A view of the square that will be created in Leicester Street.

A view of the square that will be created in Leicester Street.

First published in News Northwich Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

FURTHER details have been revealed about regeneration plans for Northwich.

Balfour Beatty will start work this autumn on the construction of seven buildings at Barons Quay, which will contain more than 30 retail units.

The units will house shops, restaurants, an Odeon multi-screen cinema and an Asda supermarket.

Public space will include granite paving, steps, benches and feature LED lighting.

Roof mounted photovoltaic solar panels will provide more than 10 per cent of the 40,000 sq m scheme's electricity needs.

Balfour Beatty will work with Cheshire West and Chester Council, a social enterprise company and Job Centre Plus to provide 50 jobs and more than 100 training and apprenticeship opportunities on the scheme.

Nicholas Pollard, Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK chief executive, said: “We are delighted to work with Cheshire West and Chester Council to deliver a scheme that will help regenerate Northwich town centre and provide jobs and opportunities for local people and businesses.

"Our commitment to building sustainably, engaging with local stakeholders and employing a local supply chain is key to our success; we aim to leave a lasting legacy as a thoughtful contractor behind us.”

Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering will be responsible for piling works with Balfour Beatty Engineering Services delivering the mechanical and electrical engineering works.

The scheme is due for completion in winter 2016.

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