Shopping City, Runcorn

Runcorn Shopping City is a 500,000 sq. ft scheme in the heart of the New Town of Runcorn with RivingtonHark acting as Asset Managers.

About Shopping City, Runcorn

Shopping City is the Town centre for Runcorn, providing over  500,000 sq. ft in the heart of the New Town. RivingtonHark were brought in as Asset Managers to repurpose and regenerate the asset following a significant decline in its income.

Shopping City attracts around 90,000 visitors a week  and is home to over 60 retailers including The Range, Wilko, Argos, Costa, Boots, Superdrug, New Look, Peacocks and Iceland. The centre is also home to a number of independents and has redevelopment of 25,000 sq. ft of prime space available.

The future of the asset is to repurpose it towards a significantly more diverse mix of uses that better serve the local community. Working with a range of stakeholders including the Local Authority; NHS; Police and National Garden Centre plans are progressing well.

Project Details

Services provided
Asset Management / Leasing Management / Placemaking / Ideation / Financial Management

Acting on behalf of receivers


Mix of Uses


Car park


Food & Beverage

RivingtonHark as Asset Managers of Shopping City (Runcorn) on behalf of the Receivers worked closely and very collaboratively with Halton Borough Council over 2 years to help develop and evolve the asset into a mixed use town centre. They did so by engaging with the Council and our local partners, listening to the views of all stakeholders, including the public and trying to find solutions to make it work.

David Parr OBE

Chief Executive, Halton Borough Council

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