Northwich is a very exciting place to live at the moment with a range of developments and projects either having been finished or nearing completion.

Pocket Park in the centre of Northwich

One that will really bring a range of benefits to Northwich is Barons Quay. The multi-million pound development will revolutionise the town’s retail and leisure offering.

It will comprise a state-of-the-art five screen cinema, shops, restaurants and new bars too. Northwich’s day and night time economy is really going to benefit.

‘Increased footfall’

Barons Quay will bring increased footfall, who should notice many of the image improvement works that have taken place.

Flood Defence Works carried out by the Environment Agency have not only significantly reduced the flooding risk to Northwich but have improved the look and feel of Hayhurst Quay and the town’s riverside paths, while the Northwich Business Improvement District and the Town Council have teamed up to add colour on many of the approaches to town.

Beautiful hanging and railing baskets have been installed and planters throughout the town centre have been given a refresh too.

It’s amazing how something as simple as the planting of flowers can improve the look and feel of a town.

Keeping with the topic of image improvements, there are a handful of projects that have been completed within the last year to help alter peoples’ perceptions of certain areas of Northwich.

Subway Turrets by the Memorial Court were transformed thanks to the planting of trees and flowers courtesy of funding from the BID and an area of scrubland in the heart of Northwich has had a makeover too.

Pocket Park, opposite Cheshire Bar & Grill, has been transformed into a landscaped haven with trees, plants and benches, making it the perfect place to relax during lunch or to escape from the office for a few minutes.

The Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) along with Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) secured funding from Central Government to develop the Park and the work was completed by Groundwork CLM’s Landscaping Team.

‘A lot of positive comments’

On top of this, a unique walled garden hoarding has been installed on Witton Street courtesy of the BID. So far there have been a lot of positive comments regarding the hoarding.

Public Realm works have also been completed on Witton and Leicester Street over the past couple of years. This has given visitors to the town a clean, modern and contemporary environment in which they can do their shopping.

Northwich has also benefitted from the building of the Memorial Court. The facility boasts a gym, pool, theatre and runs fitness classes too – best of all it’s in the town centre!

As you can see, there have never been so many positive things taking place in Northwich at once; it’s a great time to live, work and socialise here in the town.

The Barons Quay development in Northwich
Unique artwork at the Barons Quay development in Northwich
Winter planter railing baskets in Northwich town centre
Pocket Park in Northwich
The Northwich Memorial Court by Adam Holland