We have just completed the purchase of Peninsula House in Warrington. This twelve story building has 82 flats which were built in 1971. Peninsular House takes its name for the former barracks of the same name. The Barracks is now the home of 75 Engineers Regiment Royal Engineers which is a five walk away.
Paul Simon Homes is undertaking a refurbishment program at the site which has just started. Improvements to the house will breathe new life and provide much-needed housing in the area. Peninsular House is a stone’s through from the popular Beaumont Community School and only a 4 min walk to St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School. Warrington Central station is a short walk and offers links to London Euston in two hours thirty minutes.
The history of Warrington began when it was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place on the River Mersey. A new settlement was established by the Saxons. By the Middle Ages, Warrington had emerged as a market town at the lowest bridging point of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time. The expansion and urbanisation of Warrington coincided with the Industrial Revolution, particularly after the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century. Warrington became a manufacturing town and a centre of steel (particularly wire), textiles, brewing, tanning and chemical industries.