High Street Connectivity

This project is setting out to improve the accessibility issues within Runcorn Old Town. As well as increasing the opportunities for active lifestyles, social interaction and the wellbeing of the community.

Situated in the temple car park this is set to become a new landmark building near Waterloo Bridge. Becoming just the third Ubosot Hall in the UK, it will be designed in the Northern Thai style. Not only will this building hold significance for the temple but also the community of Runcorn.

Timeline

Coming soon

Exploring the town of Runcorn on foot is about to become even more enjoyable. Between the High Street near the Bridgewater Canal and River Mersey, art will be displayed on the viaduct piers from 1961. The artist concept is showcasing some local history from the Dukesfield area, to blend art with the town’s unique history.

Timeline

2024

The Council is looking for an artist to transform the first (of possibly more) viaduct pillars from the Silver Jubilee Bridge in Runcorn Old Town.

You can find the Street Art Brief here, detailing the application process and requirements, as well as the timetable.

Register your interest by sending your information to reconnectingruncorn@halton.gov.uk before deadline Sunday 30 June 2024.

2023

At the beginning of 2023 Hazlehurst Studios were commissioned in collaboration with local illustrator Millie Chesters to deliver this project.

The initial moodboard and concept drawings were created and shared with the public for consultation.

A walkthrough took place with the community where the public had the opportunity to give feedback and visit the locations for the street art.

In November the Runcorn Street Art Stories Booklet was published and shared with the public, bringing the vision to life highlighting the style and stories being used in the project strand. Find out more here.

Improving the connectivity, accessibility and environment on key routes around the town centre and in turn reduce congestion and pollution in the town centre. In a push to improve ability of active lifestyles within the community this is set to include more pedestrian friendly paths, cycle lanes and a new taxi rank.

Timeline

2024

Consultation on the taxi rank has been completed ahead of the drawings being produced.

To be able to open up the high street more this project includes the demolition of a couple of unused buildings. This is being undertaken to allow for some of the other plans within the wider programme to be able to take place and be able to reach their full potential. One of the key project strands this feeds into is The Brindley Green.

Timeline

Coming soon