Acting on behalf of British Waterways, Fifield Glyn have successfully arranged a disposal of a former canalside Warehouse and Lock-Keeper’s Cottage in the centre of Middlewich, which, it is envisaged, will provide a new “Gateway” for the Town.
It is anticipated the sale to Developers, P. J. Leggate, will regenerate Middlewich Townbridge Wharf to provide a scheme which will include a canalside café, visitor centre, educational meeting rooms, heritage display and boating facilities, together with new offices for the Town Council.
Richard Smith of British Waterways’ retained Agents, Fifield Glyn, comments: “This has been a problematic site for British Waterways for many years despite previous efforts by them to find a Developer wishing to take on this project. We are delighted we have managed to secure a deal, within such a short space of time following our instruction, that will provide the residents of Middlewich with an exciting opportunity to develop a new Gateway to the Town, building on the success of the newly upgraded canal towpath, providing Regeneration, whilst retaining the sites Heritage.”
The deal, which is subject to Planning, was concluded for an undisclosed sum.