Plans for 76 apartments on Wilson Patten Street must be approved

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PLANS for a four-storey, 76-apartment building in the heart of Warrington town center are expected to be approved.

The scheme would see Arpley House on Wilson Patten Street demolished to make way for the new building on Wilson Patten Street near the police station.

Councilors will discuss the program at a meeting on Thursday.

According to the developer, the top of the door frame of Arpley House would be retained and displayed in a communal garden for residents.

It also says the new development would make more efficient use of the site’s footprint, incorporating basement parking spaces, a ground floor bike shop and a residents’ hall.

The common garden would be created at the rear of the housing estate.

Mike Gore, Principal of Chester Falconer Hall Architects, said: “The aim is to provide a confident and contemporary interpretation of apartment living.

“The project aims to recreate the street scene and provide a visual link to the existing Georgian terraces along Wilson Patten Street.

“The proposed material palette will ensure that the building blends well into its context.”

Jeremy Clarke, of Park Equity Invests Limited, added: “This opportunity will provide cohesive development, making full use of the site, resulting in energy efficient residential accommodation.”

Members of the board’s development management committee were asked to approve the plans at their meeting on Thursday.

The planning documents state: ‘It is recognized that this development will provide a high quality addition to the existing regeneration of the wider area and will be a positive addition to the street scene on Wilson Patten Street.’

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