A new and unique visitor attraction, maximising the use of heritage and waterway assets, providing increased footfall and spend, to make the town centre thrive

Project Description

This project is hoped to increase the visitor economy of Runcorn and is also part of the efforts to restore the canal link between the Bridgewater Canal and the Manchester Ship Canal. The project requires site excavation to create a new canal bed for a stretch of 150m. The project will deliver a major new visitor attraction and source of visitors to the Old Town, bringing in an estimated 100,000 additional visitors per annum. 

A workshop to determine three options to take forward for design development and inform the full business case was held on 8 February 2022. The workshop report can be downloaded.

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