Time Square

New York neighbourhood-inspired restaurant and bar concept, Parlour, has become the first operator in 2022 to sign up and take space at Time Square.

Parlour has exchanged a 3,869 sq ft deal with Warrington Borough Council for Unit 4 in Time Square. Parlour will be bringing a unique experience and setting to the town centre, serving food made from locally-sourced produce, with local, young artists commissioned to provide one-off pieces for the venue.

Warrington Borough Council’s cabinet member for economic development and innovation, Cllr Tom Jennings, said: “I’m delighted we’ve got 2022 off to such a great start by completing this deal with Parlour. It’s yet another fantastic addition to the diverse Time Square offer, which continues to evolve and grow.

“It’s very encouraging to see new businesses continuing to come on board at Time Square. It demonstrates the confidence businesses have in our vision to drive forward the renaissance of our town centre and build a bright economic future.”

James Wrigley, director at Parlour, said: “We’re thrilled to be opening the doors to our Parlour in Warrington. We’re going to bring a warm, welcoming, independent new venue to Time Square.

“Our concept is centred around a quality food and drink offering brought to the table with care and attention. We’re creating a place for the community – from weekend get-togethers with friends, to working lunches and family celebrations. At Parlour we’ll create an all-day community hub in the heart of this exciting new destination.”

Situated in the heart of Warrington, the £142m mixed-use Time Square development is meeting the area’s high demand for a fresh retail, leisure and entertainment destination.  Alongside the new Warrington Market, Cineworld cinema, Gravity, bars and restaurants, Time Square is home to Warrington Borough Council’s new office and a 1,160-space carpark.

Leon Guyett, development director at Muse Developments, added: “Bringing a new concept such as Parlour to Time Square, as the first occupier unveiled in 2022, despite the challenging circumstances we’re in, is a proud achievement for all involved and is a great way to start the year.

“We’re seeing that the retail and leisure sector continues to be dynamic and evolving, with independent and regional operators coming forward to expand in new regeneration schemes that blend high-quality, innovative buildings, with both the area’s heritage and aspirations for the future.

“Working with our partners at Warrington Borough Council, we’ve delivered a truly special scheme that’s a shining example of successful town centre repurposing that drives the local economy, local opportunities and prosperity for all.”

Time Square has been delivered by Warrington & Co, the regeneration and inward investment company for Warrington on behalf of Warrington Borough Council, with one of the UK’s leading specialists in town and city-centre regeneration, Muse Developments, appointed as development manager.

Metis Real Estate Advisors acted on behalf of Warrington & Co. and Muse Developments for the Parlour exchange.

16 August 2023