Baltic Creative CIC are in discussions with Halton Borough Council for a new Enterprise Facility at Runcorn Station Quarter. The new scheme will provide quirky, quality modern offices and spaces for small and micro-sized businesses.
The facility will be located in the Elite House building, located opposite Runcorn Station. The council hope it will attract higher-skilled, higher paid jobs to the town.
Halton Borough Council has appointed K2 Architects to develop concept-designs to show how the repurposed building could look. Baltic Creative would act as a facility operator with Sci-Tech Daresbury, linking the town centre with the internationally-renowned site.
Reconnecting Runcorn with the Town Deal Fund
The development of the new facility in Runcorn Station Quarter will benefit from Town Deal funding. It is one of the seven projects that form the ‘Reconnecting Runcorn’ Investment plan, allocated £23.6m Town Deal Fund money.
The improvements around Runcorn Station Quarter are already making it easier for people to move around the borough. Talking about these latest Town Deal plans, Adrian Fillingham, Chair of the Runcorn Town Investment Board said:
How fantastic would it be to replicate the success of the Baltic Triangle, right in the heart of Runcorn! I’m really excited by this proposal and the gap it would fill in the current Runcorn Town Centre offer. The facility’s excellent strategic location, close to the West Coast mainline, will offer Liverpool City Region’s creative and digital industry a link with Sci-Tech Daresbury site and hopefully bring new jobs into the area.
Our discussions with various stakeholders are really positive. I am hopeful that the delivery of this Reconnecting Runcorn project will be the next step in the continuing transformation of Runcorn Station Quarter.
The enterprise facility is one of seven ambitious projects, suggested by local people, businesses, community groups, and the local authority. These projects will collectively improve the lives and livelihoods of local people and boost the local economy.
Baltic Creative CIC will announce further plans later in the year.