Commercial property in Widnes
Located on the River Mersey in Cheshire, Widnes is an industrial town with a population over 60,000. It lies on the Runcorn Gap, where the estuary narrows into the river, sandwiched between Merseyside and Lancashire. In fact, Widnes was once classed as part of Lancashire as it is very close to the county border.
Widnes was born when a chemical factory was established in the area, transforming what was settlements in moorland and marshes into an industrial hub. Thousands of workers arrived from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania and Wales to make their money at the new factory. Today, Widnes is predominantly home to service industries.