Warrington named as the one of the best places to live in the UK
Property expert Sarah Benny has named Warrington the second best place to live in the UK on Channel 4’s ‘UKs Best Place to Live’ TV show.
The town just missed out on the top place to South Ribble, whilst the North West claimed an amazing seven of the top ten places.
The Channel 4 show ranked areas using the latest data on affordable housing, jobs, business, wellbeing, culture, transport and family life.
Sarah Benny said “Warrington particularly stands out for its highly affordable housing and excellent transport links.”
Commenting on the programme, Cllr Terry O’Neill, leader of Warrington Borough Council, said: “Once again Warrington is riding high in the charts as a great place to live, work, visit and do business.
“The work we are doing as a council to improve the borough’s infrastructure, education and training standards, social care, health and wellbeing, cultural offering and attractiveness to businesses is clearly paying off.”
Top Ten for Business
The 2016 Centre for Cities report ranks the town in its top ten locations best placed to drive national growth, the only location outside the south of England to make it into the top ten. Warrington was also ranked the sixth most successful location for both its level of employment and private sector job creation and out-performed all other northern locations in terms of new start-ups.
LPC Living on behalf of the Pervaiz Naviede Family Trusts is currently working on exciting plans for the former Mr Smiths’ site in the town centre. Forming an exciting part of the town’s redevelopment, this riverside project is anticipated to provide a mix of residential, leisure and retail uses, strategically located close to the Time Square (Bridge Street Quarter) development. This scheme also has the possibility to link with the proposed Warrington Waterfront development, a £126 million vision to potentially unlock previously inaccessible development land with the potential to create up to 1,500 new jobs and 1,000 new homes.
Simon Ashdown, Director at LPC Living commented: “Warrington is continuing to flourish and grow as an excellent place to live and work. The town centre itself going from strength-to-strength, with development continuing on two major regeneration schemes, Time Square and Stadium Quarter. Time Square alone will provide an additional 400 jobs when complete in 2019 and will include 103,000 sq ft of offices, the new home of Warrington Borough Council.
“The development of the former Mr Smiths’ site is an exciting opportunity to revitialise a key gateway site, which will complement other regeneration work in the town centre. The project will also provide new residential accommodation, where residents will be able to take advantage of the improved leisure and retail facilities, and have the option to walk to work.”
If you missed the programme you can watch it online here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/uks-best-place-to-live
Above image – artist’s impression of the Time Square development