Halton Borough Council appointed a consortium led by We Made That, and including Hatch Regeneris, Steer, and PRD, to create a masterplan and delivery strategy for the Runcorn Station Quarter. The masterplan will prepare for the forthcoming HS2 and West Coast Mainline improvements and transform the area as important gateway into Runcorn, the Liverpool City Region and beyond. The aim of the masterplan and delivery strategy is to enable the regeneration of the Runcorn Station Quarter area to be realised as quickly as possible, deftly proposing a rich mix of land uses including quality public realm, that are realistic and deliverable, yet aspirational and transformational.
The station will play an important role not only in Runcorn, but also in the wider area and its economy, in terms of connections to Liverpool Lime Street, Birmingham and London. With better connections to onwards bus travel, the station has the potential to become a multi-modal transport hub and links to assets like the town centre and canal will further benefit the area.