CRT own Navigation Yard in Northwich and have now offered it for sale. The site has been the center for the management and maintenance of the Weaver navigation since the river was developed for coastal craft.
Prior to Covid, CRT used the offices as part of the NW region. NABO members have attended many meetings there. But with the recent change in centers for the regions, this historic site is apparently surplus to requirements. We wonder how CRT will manage the heavy maintenance required for the Weaver locks and sluices.
Local politicians are asking CRT to reconsider. Some of the suggestions made are for its use are hosting learning spaces, engineering and heritage skills training, public exhibitions, and meeting spaces as well as offering SME’s attractive small units of office space. It is not clear that they are offering to pay for this!
The sale details are here: https://www.novaloca.com/commercial-land/for-sale/northwich/navigation-road/225586?search=true