Demolition and Redevelopment of the 1960s shopping centre
Client: Plus Dane Housing Association
Value: £6.7 million
Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
The Village Square is the centre piece of the Castlefields Estate regeneration and master plan and was the last major phase of the 10 year regeneration programme that has seen the creation of over 700 new units.
The scheme consists of a main commercial block comprising five retail units with residential units above, an adjacent residential block providing a total of 35, 2 bedroom apartments, a new community centre, and separate PCT health centre all arranged around a new formal public square, in the heart of the Castlefield’s estate. The development is arranged to provide a high quality, contemporary focal point and hub for local residents and the wider community. The transformation of the space from a dark threatening shopping centre to an open safe and vibrant square is remarkable and has made a massive difference to the community.