Warringtonians are either born or drawn here, they say! Whatever brings you here to visit, work or live, you’ll discover a compact, modern market town at the heart and the hub of one of the fastest growing and best connected boroughs in the North West where many people decide to relocate.
In just 40 years our population has tripled from 70,000 to over 210,000 bringing with it new housing and good facilities for residents in health, transport, education and leisure.
Our location has attracted many businesses to locate in Warrington. Major companies including United Utilities, Electricity North West, Offshore Wind UK, Sellafield Ltd and New Balance have their headquarters here, giving rise to Warrington being described as a ‘laboratory city’ built on a long history of science and manufacturing in chemicals, wire and brewing.
With multi-million pound investment, the town centre has grown too and has a vibrant shopping, leisure and cultural offer. The primary shopping destination is Golden Square which is home to top high street brands, leisure attractions such as Superbowl and hosts a huge array of events throughout the year in the Old Market Place. This is also a great place to meet up with friends and enjoy bite to eat in the open air, under the historic canopy or inside a café in the mall.
In 2020 the new Time Square development opened. Here you will find a state of the art, Cineworld multiplex cinema, Gravity Trampoline Park and the award winning Warrington Market with its vibrant mix of independent retailers and food and drink businesses.
Heritage and modernity come together in the oldest parts of the town with new restaurants and bars opening around Palmyra Square close to the Parr Hall and Pyramid Arts Centre and to the north of the town centre where new office space and residential developments are breathing new life into the area opposite Central Railway station.