FOUR new Barons Quay tenants have signed on the dotted line in the past fortnight.

As reported by the Guardian in recent months, Puddle Ducks, Radio Northwich, Barrhead Travel and Geek Retreat will soon move into the £80m town centre development – with contracts now exchanged with the council.

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Puddle Ducks is expected to open in the coming months, with the owners set to install a swimming pool to cater for babies' lessons.

Cllr Richard Beacham, Cheshire West and Chester Council cabinet member for regeneration and growth, said: “Puddle Ducks is an extremely welcome addition to Barons Quay.

Northwich Guardian:

“The council’s ambition has always been to create a modern leisure and retail hub in the heart of Northwich, complementing existing businesses and attracting new visitors to the town.

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"The introduction of Puddle Ducks means families can come to Northwich for little ones to learn to swim, whilst also enjoying other things on offer like shopping, watching films, dining out, listening to great music and experiencing a range of museums and attractions both in the town, or nearby.

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"There really is something for everyone in Northwich.”

The council says the £80m development will be 80 per cent full by the time the next wave of tenants – including The Coffee House, Sticky Paws and BEAR – open their doors.