Runcorn Station Quarter

COVID-19: The work is continuing despite social distancing, due to the work being deemed to be of an essential nature as it is working on critical infrastructure in Runcorn. New working practices have been implemented to prioritise the safety of workers in relation to COVID-19 and ensure it is still safe for them to be working.
Runcorn Station Quarter is one of 14 areas across Halton that together form the Mersey Gateway Regeneration Plus Plan - a £1billion regeneration project being driven by Halton Borough Council. It is north-west England’s most exciting and varied regeneration opportunity.

The opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge has provided a once in a generation opportunity to transform Haltonin areas where the new crossing and reconfigured road network has unlocked land for new development.

The vision for Runcorn Station Quarter is to create an impressive gateway to Runcorn, Halton and the Liverpool City Region, that welcomes visitors, improves connections and opens up opportunities for new businesses, leisure and housing. It is being made possible through changes to roads in the area, removing the ‘trumpet loop’ approach to the Silver Jubilee Bridge, replacing it with a new roundabout that will link the station to the town centre.​

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Runcorn Station Quarter Road Improvements

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Runcorn Roundabout Construction

Construction of a new five-arm roundabout will create better connections between the Silver Jubilee Bridge, Runcorn Town Centre and Runcorn Station. The works are taking place across a number of areas and various road and footpath closures are necessary:

  • Bridgewater Expressway - New roundabout junction constructed to link the Expressway with the new access road and link to the Silver Jubilee Bridge
  • B5155 - Following completion of the roundabout, existing Greenway Rd by the canal to be remodelled into additional car parking

Construction of the roundabout can now be clearly seen from Greenway Road.

The Silver Jubilee bridge now looks impressive again after having new paintwork and significant maintenance works.  It has already been reopened to cyclists and pedestrians and is anticipated to open to vehicles later in the year.  The new roundabout leading off the Silver Jubilee bridge and connecting the bridge to the town and the station is taking shape and will be opened later this year.

Runcorn Trumpet Loop Demolition

The new road layout has allowed for the removal redundant roads and structures. Removing these will free up land for redevelopment as part of the new Runcorn Station Quarter. 

The removal of the trumpet loop is ongoing and the changes are most striking outside the station where the Silver Jubilee Bridge can now be clearly seen with new views to the canal and town centre.  Currently work is ongoing in Dukesfield to remove concrete piers which will bring back light and space into this part of the town.  

Later on this year construction of a new piazza will commence outside the station creating a greatly improved centrepiece for the rest of the development.  There are planned to be improvements to walking and cycling links between the town and station.  After this, the areas of cleared land around the piazza and trumpet loop will be developed into areas which will complement the existing businesses and increase the attractiveness of the area.  The detail for these plans is currently being worked on. 

We are currently bidding for funding for this work from the Liverpool City Region and central Government. We hope to hear the outcomes of funding bids in the summer and the autumn.  Funding will also be allocated for improvements to the Old Town to create a thriving environment with integrated improvements, creating a much better and brighter area in which to live, work and visit. 

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