DEMOLITION of a historic town square is underway.

Work to tear down Fountain Court in Winsford began on Sunday, signalling the next step of the town’s multi-million pound regeneration project.

As outdated buildings come down, new ones go up, with construction of several units now taking place.

Providing an update, a spokesperson for Cheshire West and Chester Council said: “The first phase of the council’s ambitious regeneration of Winsford town centre is underway.

“The current works involves demolishing buildings no longer fit for purpose, such as Fountain Court and Queens Parade, which has now been demolished.

“The demolition of Fountain Court has started, with part of the building closest to Dene Drive starting to come down on Sunday (October 22).

“We thank the public for their patience in regard to the one-day road closure that was necessary to enable this.

“The road is now open.

“The demolition of Fountain Court will continue and is due to be complete in the coming months.”

Northwich Guardian: Demolition began on Sunday (October 22)Demolition began on Sunday (October 22) (Image: Philip Carden)

The £22 million regeneration of Winsford’s town centre is now entering its construction phase, starting with a new home for Costa Coffee.

This unit is expected to be completed and handed over to Costa for a fit-out next Spring.

A B&M superstore will also be created by the regeneration project, with the unit set to be handed over to the discount chain in early 2025.

Meanwhile, the open spaces and public square are expected to be completed in winter 2024.

The square will become the new home of Cenotaph and the Boer War Memorial, which had been located at Fountain Court, which also played host to the town’s Remembrance Day service.

Despite all of the work taking place, CWAC has said they are working with the town council and Royal British Legion to ensure this year’s service can still take place in the town centre.