Haskoll had a clear vision to create a natural extension to the existing Golden Square Shopping Centre and the town centre that responded to the original settlement pattern. Haskoll developed a clear hierarchy between the scale of the new buildings and the spaces in-between, forming an easily accessible, legible and attractive environment.
The existing centre was built in phases between 1974 and 1983 and represented the primary retail core of Warrington Town Centre. The new Golden Square Shopping Centre opened on 24 May 2007 providing 67,000 m2 of new or refurbished retail space, catapulting Warrington into the top 40 of the UK’s retail hierarchy.
In July 2014 LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) announced the acquisition of Golden Square Shopping Centre, Warrington, for £141m, representing an NIY of 6.75%, from Warrington Retail Limited Partnership, a 50:50 joint venture between Lend Lease and Legal & General.