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Runcorn, a town in Cheshire, England, has a long and varied history. Its strategic location along the River Mersey made it significant in ancient times, and the construction of Halton Castle in the medieval period highlighted its importance. During the Industrial Revolution, Runcorn thrived with the opening of the Bridgewater Canal and became a hub for industries like shipbuilding and chemicals. The 19th-century arrival of the railway and the construction of key bridges further boosted its connectivity. In the 20th century, Runcorn became synonymous with the chemical industry, and urban redevelopment in the 1960s led to the establishment of Runcorn New Town. Modern developments, including the Mersey Gateway Bridge, continue to shape Runcorn today, blending its industrial past with a diverse and dynamic present.

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Runcorn, a town in Cheshire, England, has a long and varied history. Its strategic location along the River Mersey made it significant in ancient times, and the construction of Halton Castle in the medieval period highlighted its importance. During the Industrial Revolution, Runcorn thrived with the opening of the Bridgewater Canal and became a hub for industries like shipbuilding and chemicals. The 19th-century arrival of the railway and the construction of key bridges further boosted its connectivity. In the 20th century, Runcorn became synonymous with the chemical industry, and urban redevelopment in the 1960s led to the establishment of Runcorn New Town. Modern developments, including the Mersey Gateway Bridge, continue to shape Runcorn today, blending its industrial past with a diverse and dynamic present.

Heath Park in Runcorn, Cheshire, sits within the Borough of Halton and is part of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority. The site is located between the cities of  Liverpool and Manchester and close to the historic city of Chester. All three cities have great appeal to visitors and business with thriving economies, respected academic institutions, and iconic world-class sports and cultural venues. Situated in the centre of the UK, Runcorn has superb transport links – road, rail, air and sea – to the rest of the country, Europe and the Americas. London is less than two hours by train.