Retail units and jobs to ‘leave a lasting legacy’

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 stake holders and employing a local supply chain is key to our success; we aim to leave a lasting legacy.”

Taken from the Northwich, Winsford and Middlewich Guardian – 13 August 2014